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Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Declaration of Independence

The Constitution is the 'Forge of Union', but without the Declaration of Independence - the 'Anvil of Liberty' - there never would have been a United States of America...As such, the Declaration of Independence is the most important Founding Document in U.S. history - maybe the second most important document in Western History, after the Bible(s).

Which is why every American should be very familiar with it.
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(In Congress July 4, 1776)

The Unanimous Declaration Of The Thirteen United States of America.

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 entitles them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires 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 unalienable 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. That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former System of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let the Facts be submitted to a candid world.He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for oppressing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the meantime exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavored to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing Laws for naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our Legislature.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the World:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:For depriving us in many cases of the benefits of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offenses:

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighboring Provence, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging war against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to complete the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty and perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow-Citizens taken captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose rule of warfare is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppression We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms. Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus Marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been waiting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must therefore, acquiesce in the necessity which denounced our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by the authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that 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.


New Hampshire:Josiah BartlettWilliam WhippleMatthew Thornton
Massachusetts:John HancockSamuel AdamsJohn AdamsRobert Treat PaineElbridge Gerry
Rhode Island:Stephen HopkinsWilliam Ellery
Connecticut:Roger ShermanSamuel HuntingtonWilliam WilliamsOliver Wolcott
New York:William FloydPhilip LivingstonFrancis LewisLewis Morris
New Jersey:Richard StocktonJohn WitherspoonFrancis HopkinsonJohn HartAbraham Clark
Pennsylvania:Robert MorrisBenjamin RushBenjamin FranklinJohn MortonGeorge ClymerJames SmithGeorge TaylorJames WilsonGeorge Ross
Delaware:Caesar RodneyGeorge ReadThomas McKean
Maryland:Samuel ChaseWilliam PacaThomas StoneCharles Carroll of Carrollton
Virginia:George WytheRichard Henry LeeThomas JeffersonBenjamin HarrisonThomas Nelson, Jr.Francis Lightfoot LeeCarter Braxton
North Carolina:William HooperJoseph HewesJohn Penn
South Carolina:Edward RutledgeThomas Heyward, Jr.Thomas Lynch, Jr.Arthur Middleton
Georgia:Button GwinnettLyman HallGeorge Walton

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Today It was Turkey...

"In the midst of worldwide Islamic violence, war, terror, torture and rape, we're told Islam is a religion of peace.  Over and over again.  It's the sign of total cowardice to state Islam is peaceful." - Paul Weston

The Islamists are on a good roll lately.  Today they got Turkey, who knows where the next attack will be - or when?  Maybe it'll be in your hometown.  No one knows...But we do know there will be next ones.  Many more next ones.  And they will continue until they either get us to 'submit' or they are destroyed.

Heaven knows the leaders of the West don't have the testicular fortitude to finish the Islamists off...At this point it might be worth it to turn a blind eye to Russia in Crimea - and end the sanctions - if they'll go in and do the dirty work of finishing off ISIS and any other groups who pop their heads up.

The six minute video below pretty much sums it up:  The Islamists want to kill everyone who doesn't believe as they do - including other Muslims.  The West is filled with and led by a bunch of panty-wastes.

This speaker is English so he primarily bangs on the Brits and Prime Minister Cameron, but his anger could just as easily be directed at any country or leader in the West.



"Islam poses the greatest threat to our civilization we have ever seen." - P.W.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Pero's Take on Brexit

People have asked me what I think about the Brits voting to leave the E.U.  My answer is pretty straight forward:  Good for the Brits!  They are going to have some short-term suffering as a result of their decision, but they are likely going to suffer less than what the rest of the E.U. will be suffering down the road.  Also, I am underwhelmed by its implications for the U.S.  Especially after the ‘markets’ get over their little fit; and they will get over it.

There are many technical, emotional, rational & irrational reasons why the Brits voted to leave, and all of them have merit…In an attempt at brevity, I will list four thoughts on Brexit.

1.  There is no doubt the people of the West are pissed off - not just the Brits...There will be many other countries who look to split from the E.U. in the coming years - all of the PIGS (Portugal, Italy, Greece, Spain), France, the Netherlands, etc.

Globalism is running its course and nationalism is making a return.  Especially when it comes to mass immigration, central planning, insane regulations and monetary policy...And please, don't let the elites (Lefties, MSM, Big $$$$, etc) succeed in scaring you into think this is a bad thing.  Either way, the E.U. is on its way out – the Brits were just the smart ones to jump ship first.

"Repeat after me:  The status quo of the West is not working...The status quo of the West is not working.  That's the meaning of the seminal 'Brexit' vote in the United Kingdom...And those pleading with UK voters to cast their ballots for the status quo had essentially placed themselves on the side of dysfunction, of chaos, of menacing threats to the very essence of the West.  Uncontrolled immigration.  Economic stagnation.  A loss of national identity." - Robert W. Merry

2.  Since the time of William the Conqueror (1066) the Brits have rarely been on the wrong side of history...I have every reason to believe they will be correct on this one as well.  The reasoning may not always have made sense at the time of their decisions, but in most cases they made the right decisions.  Maybe it was luck, who knows.  But if I'm ever going to bet on the correct decisions of any nation, it will always be on those of Brits.

The Brits have not declared war on Europe.  Europe will not stop trading with the U.K.  Etc., etc., etc...The U.K. is still one of the largest economies in the world - the E.U. still needs customer.  They also have the largest military in Europe and are part of NATO.  And the British banking sector isn't going anywhere.

"The hysteria of the last few days will pass like a summer shower.  Britain, as it has often before, is leading Europe out of a well-intended cul-de-sac." - Conrad Black

3.  Make no mistake, the U.S. is in the middle of its own 'Brexit moment.'  Our political establishment and elites are being challenged like never before by the common people.  Many have pointed to Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders as perfect examples of 'the people's' anger with our leaders.  This is correct.

Thankfully, Bernie is barely going to be a historical asterisk.  Unfortunately, Trump is a flawed man, and may prove to be nothing more than another step towards an upheaval in the U.S. (win or lose)...Trump may or may not be the leader to help us turn the corner as a nation - his personal flaws may be too great.  But I have no doubt that 'Trumpism' most definitely is the way to a better America.  I hope you will keep this definition in mind – you will see it repeated often in the future.

Trumpism:  "[D]efined as secure borders, economic nationalism, interests-based foreign policy, and above all judging every government action through a single lens: does this help or harm Americans." - Journal of American Greatness

Re-read that definition.  Understand what it says and remove the man from the man's ideas…Trump may be an imperfect vehicle, but 'Trumpism' is the answer to many of our problems.

4.  One thing I can assure you is if Hillary Clinton wins in November, she will do nothing but increase the angst of the the American people, and will most definitely take us closer to a tipping point…We may or may not have the guts the Brits had - forcing true change on our leaders (instead of how it’s been with them forcing changes we don’t want on us).  The election may go Hillary’s way.  Either way it won’t matter, because at the end of the day the reality is ‘We the people’ are pissed off!!! (see #1 above).  It's been on the top-right margin of this blog for quite awhile.

"Revolutions are a leap into the unknown and require the right mix of outrage, determination and leadership. They are testament to the ethos of an entire country and culture when they succeed without a shot being fired.  That’s the beauty of Brexit, and of grand old England. The people spoke, they were heard, and the wheel of history is turning. Let’s get on with it.  It took a revolution because the leaders of both of Britain's major political parties united in opposition to change, with the pooh-bahs and grandees trying to scare voters into sticking with the status quo. Naturally, the establishment media lectured the rubes on what was good for them.  Sound familiar, America?" – Michael Goodwin

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Why Do I Keep Voting For Republicans?

It's simple.  I don't vote for people who have no chance to win elections - which is why I don't vote for any of third party candidates.  If I'm going to do that I'll just stop voting all together.  So, I only have two choices:  Vote for Republicans or vote for Democrats.

Also, I don't bother with 'individuals,' because I am a political realist and realize individuals in our government are nothing but puppets of their specific party power-base...So, I only vote for Republicans.

But why do I vote for Republicans?  I know they suck.  I know they are stupid.  I know they are liars who make promises they have no intention of keeping...So why?  Why on earth do I continue to vote for Republicans?


That's why!

I vote for Republicans, because the Democrat Party is run by nuts and demagogues like Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, John Lewis, Dick Durbin, etc., etc., etc. (etc. to the moon and back!)...Which is worse than the stupid, lying Republicans - not that Democrats aren't stupid liars as well.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

An Important Article

Victor Davis Hanson is one of my favorite writers, and in a recent article he makes an important stand about how the November election is going to end up...I tend to think he's correct in his assessment of the situation.  And if he is, we can all say hello to President Hillary Clinton!  Because if he is correct, we are very likely to see a repeat of the 2012 Election.

Follow the link for the entire article.

"'Never Trump' Republicans swear they will not vote for Trump. Bernie Sanders' frustrated followers say they could not envision voting for Clinton. But by November, the majority in both parties will probably support their nominees." - VDH

The only thing which can make this not happen is for those who are too apathetic to vote to get out there and vote against Hillary...Even more important, those who are thinking of voting for some 'other candidate' need to rethink their calculus.  Doing so doesn't hurt Hillary, and it doesn't do anything to forward whatever cause one is looking to forward by voting against the mainstream candidates.  That said, if you must send your vote down the toilet I recommend #PoisonPero4Prez.  It makes as much sense as voting for anyone other than Hillary or Trump.

Back to VDH's article.  Below are his main points, and an excellent guide to who you should vote for.  Read the points and answer where you stand...See where you grade out - that should tell you who you should vote for.  If you end up on the side of Hillary, by all means vote for her.  If you end up on the side of Trump, vote for him.

"Why? For all the flaws of both presidential candidates -- Trump is an undisciplined political amateur, Clinton a compromised and scripted establishmentarian -- they will still advance political agendas that are markedly at odds and represent radically different views of America's proper future."

It's a very fair article.  One which doesn't delve into hyperbole or BS...It just states the reality of the 2016 Election.
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Read each short paragraph and ask yourself a simple question:  Do I advantage Hillary or Trump?

"True, both candidates are notorious flip-floppers and opportunists who seem to lack deeply held beliefs. But for now, Clinton is pledged to the progressive wing of the Democratic Party and has largely repudiated many of the centrist agendas of her husband Bill Clinton's 1990s administration. And Trump, for all his contradictions, is, at least for the moment, far more conservative than Clinton. Neither Trump nor Clinton is viewed by the other side as a centrist."
**Advantage Trump**

"Trump is a Jacksonian nationalist who likely would choose America's friends and enemies solely on the basis of perceived national interests. Clinton presumably would continue Obama's lead-from-behind foreign policy. Trump would be blunt about the connection between terrorism and radical Islam. Clinton likely would mimic Obama's policy of not referring to Islam at all in such a context."
**Advantage Trump**

Trump probably would revise the tax code and lower taxes, cut back on government regulation and seek business-orientated solutions to the economy. Clinton likely would raise taxes on the upper income brackets and expand government in continuance of the Obama tradition.
**Advantage Trump**

"Chances are that Trump would cut overall spending but increase defense expenditures. Clinton probably would expand entitlements and limit military spending to past norms."
**Advantage Trump**

"Trump presumably would make good on his promise to close the border to illegal immigration by building a wall at the border and would also probably end sanctuary cities. Clinton likely would maintain the Obama administration's lax immigration policies and offer formal amnesties."

**Advantage Trump**

"Clinton seems to believe that the government must act radically to curb global warming. Trump seemingly is not sure that man-caused warming is an existential threat worth drastically altering the economy to address."
**Advantage Trump**

"Trump likely would oppose further gun control and follow a National Rifle Association agenda. Clinton would almost surely double down on the Obama administration's efforts to make gun ownership more difficult."
**Advantage Trump**

"On the Supreme Court, Clinton undoubtedly would appoint more justices like progressive jurists Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. Trump probably would try to steer the court in the conservative direction of justices such as Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas."
**Advantage Trump**

"We have become exhausted by the flurry of daily political news -- Trump's latest outrages, the fallout from Clinton's email scandal, and the unhappiness of both Sanders supporters and members of the Republican establishment with the nominees. But in the end, as with most elections, the 2016 election will still offer a stark political choice between two diverse messages -- however suspect and unpopular the respective messengers."


In other words, we are back to the 2012 Election...If you like the policies of Barack Obama, you should vote for Hillary Clinton.  If you do not like the policies of Barack Obama, you should vote for Donald Trump - Even if you hate many things about his personality and person.

It's pretty easy to see why I support Trump over Hillary - because I advantage him on every main issue in the election...He may be a total jerk off, but he's no worse a human being than she is, so that's a push.

That said, you can still piss away your vote by voting for someone other than these two...Just do so with the knowledge that you are changing nothing - nor advancing any agenda of any kind.  You are just wasting your time.  #PoisonPero4Prez

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Friday, June 17, 2016

Father's Day

Those who visit my blog should be very aware of the premium I put on being a parent - I believe it is the single most important thing a man/woman will do in their life.

Luckily, the most important part of being a good parent is simply 'showing up' every day  - something all of us should be able to do...Unfortunately, in modern-day American society 'showing up' is optional for far to many men, who choose to leave their family or never showed up in the first place.

The statistics are horrific, and there is no way to deny one of the greatest contributors to many of the biggest problems in our country is children living without fathers.

Again, luckily, it isn't too hard for fathers to at least be a 'good parent'...All they have to do is be there for their children, and understand they are one of the two most important things in their children's life - along with their mother.

Or they can choose to abandon their children - a selfish choice, which has a great chance of wrecking their child's life...Even for children who it may not be obvious with.

The video below is so powerful because we all know a child who's lived this life.  It's something we all know is a problem, a problem we all know is getting bigger...A problem which is slowly devouring our nation.


(stop the video at 4:00)

Sadly, there are millions of American children who have been broken to pieces by not having a father around...Some are lucky to be put back together over time - far too many are not.  All of them live with wounds.

Equally sad, there are millions of men walking around who could have better lives if they would only look past their short-term selfish desires, and understand how much better off they would be if they had a family...Just as the statistics are incredible about how much better off children with fathers are than those without them, it is the same case for men who are married, with children, compared to those who aren't/don't.

"Marriage is a clear path to a better life.  It always has been." - Brad Wilcox



Again, thankfully, there is a general formula for children growing up to be relatively happy and successful - it is the same formula for men becoming happy and successful:  A FAMILY!

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

100+ People Shot in a Bar

50 dead, 50+ more injured...Americans!

I don't care that a bunch of gays were the target!  It shouldn't matter who the target was...Though I do find it 'interesting' to see how the media is having a different take on the matter because a favored group was the target.

Sexual orientation doesn't matter!  Gender doesn't matter!  Race doesn't doesn't matter!  They were Americans!  This is what matters!

What we need is leadership who will act on this reality:  Americans are sick of being knocked around by terrorists, and Americans are sick of being divided to be used as pawns by politicians!  This is why we need someone like Donald Trump...Not because he's a perfect person (far from it), a great Conservative or Liberal (far from either), or even someone who is consistent in his policies (no idea what his policies really are.)

What Donald Trump understands is the people are sick of Islamic Terrorists, and they are sick of being used in a sick game of 'divide and conquer' by the ruling class...Below is Donald Trumps statement after the attack.  I'm sure some of you HATE Trump.  I have no doubt of this.  What I want to know is do you think he is WRONG in his statement below?  And I'd like to know if you think Hillary Clinton will do any better with this situation than Obama has?
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Last night (Saturday), our nation was attacked by a radical Islamic terrorist. It was the worst terrorist attack on our soil since 9/11, and the second of its kind in 6 months. My deepest sympathy and support goes out to the victims, the wounded, and their families.


In his remarks today, President Obama disgracefully refused to even say the words 'Radical Islam'. For that reason alone, he should step down. If Hillary Clinton, after this attack, still cannot say the two words 'Radical Islam' she should get out of this race for the Presidency.


If we do not get tough and smart real fast, we are not going to have a country anymore. Because our leaders are weak, I said this was going to happen – and it is only going to get worse. I am trying to save lives and prevent the next terrorist attack. We can't afford to be politically correct anymore.


The terrorist, Omar Mir Saddique Mateen, is the son of an immigrant from Afghanistan who openly published his support for the Afghanistani Taliban and even tried to run for President of AfghanistanAccording to Pew, 99% of people in Afghanistan support oppressive Sharia Law.


We admit more than 100,000 lifetime migrants from the Middle East each year. Since 9/11, hundreds of migrants and their children have been implicated in terrorism in the United States.



Hillary Clinton wants to dramatically increase admissions from the Middle East, bringing in many hundreds of thousands during a first term – and we will have no way to screen them, pay for them, or prevent the second generation from radicalizing.


We need to protect all Americans, of all backgrounds and all beliefs, from Radical Islamic Terrorism - which has no place in an open and tolerant society. Radical Islam advocates hate for women, gays, Jews, Christians and all Americans. I am going to be a President for all Americans, and I am going to protect and defend all Americans. We are going to make America safe again and great again for everyone.

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Monday, June 13, 2016

U.S. Army's 241st Birthday

I am an American Soldier.
I am a Warrior and a member of a team.
I serve the people of the United States and live the Army Values.
I will always place the mission first.
I will never accept defeat.
I will never quit.
I will never leave a fallen comrade.
I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills.
I always maintain my arms, my equipment and myself.
I am an expert and I am a professional.
I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy the enemies of the United States of America in close combat.
I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.
I am an American Soldier.
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Since its birth on 14 June 1775 - over a year before the Declaration of Independence - the United States Army has played a vital role in the growth and development of our nation. Soldiers have fought more than 10 wars, from the American Revolution through the Cold War, the Gulf War, to the current Global War on Terrorism. This 241st Birthday is a recognition of The Army’s history, traditions, and service to the Nation.

Our Army Is Serving A Nation At War

The Global War on Terrorism will not be short and it will require deep and enduring commitment. To fight this war and ensure our Nation's security into the future, the Army must provide the Joint Force with relevant and ready capabilities to support the National Security and Defense Strategies. Our Army is a campaign-quality Army with a Joint and Expeditionary Mindset, a proud member of the Joint Force expertly serving our nation and its citizens for 241-years.

The Army provides the Joint Force with the combat, combat support, and combat service support capabilities necessary to conduct sustained land warfare during extended campaigns. This is our unique contribution to the Joint Team and it will be maintained. The challenge we are addressing is how to transform our organizations, processes, doctrine and culture so that we are better able to provide this contribution in a more prompt and rapid manner.

As it has always been, Soldiers, both active and reserve, are the heart of the Army. Embued with the Warrior Ethos, our Soldiers are "Warriors of character" whose seriousness and sense of urgency are characteristic of an Army at war. Our Soldiers will always place the mission first, never accept defeat, never quit and will never leave a fallen comrade.


Re-posted from: http://www.army.mil/birthday/229/  (I only altered the number of years listed)

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Sunday, June 05, 2016

D-Day

On June 6, 1944, a date known ever since as D-Day (the opening day of the Battle of Normandy), a mighty armada crossed a narrow strip of sea from England to Normandy, France, and cracked the Nazi grip on western Europe.The brave men who crushed the Nazis are often called part of the 'Greatest Generation,' and the reasons are many.  The reason which comes first to my mind is they've rarely asked for anything in return for what they gave in WWII...The least we can do is remember and honor them and their service.


"You were young the day you took these cliffs; some of you were hardly more than boys, with the deepest joys of life before you. Yet you risked everything here. Why? Why did you do it? What impelled you to put aside the instinct for self-preservation and risk your lives to take these cliffs? What inspired all the men of the armies that met here? We look at you, and somehow we know the answer. It was faith, and belief; it was loyalty and love."

"The men of Normandy had faith that what they were doing was right, faith that they fought for all humanity, faith that a just God would grant them mercy on this beachhead or on the next. It was the deep knowledge - and pray God we have not lost it - that there is a profound moral difference between the use of force for liberation and the use of force for conquest. You were here to liberate, not to conquer, and so you and those others did not doubt your cause. And you were right not to doubt."

"You all knew that some things are worth dying for. One's country is worth dying for, and democracy is worth dying for, because it's the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man. All of you loved liberty. All of you were willing to fight tyranny, and you knew the people of your countries were behind you." - Ronald Reagan

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Thursday, June 02, 2016

THIS (PAST 2) WEEK(S) IN PICTURES

Pero's off to Cali!  I'll be back on the 13th.
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