I’m not sure what I think about this decision. I know why the president is doing it and why he feels he must. And maybe he’s right. Perhaps, this time, the government is the only entity large enough to do anything about it.
I still don’t like the federal government sticking it’s nose into the private sector (anymore than it has already). But maybe it’s the only way this time to save the entire domestic oil industry.
I guess there are a few times when I’m glad I don’t have to make this decision. This is a tough one.
from the Right Scoop:
from Victor Davis Hanson for Fox News:
After coronavirus — will America be a roaring giant or crying baby?
Marshal Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto commanded the Imperial Japanese Navy in World War II until he was killed in April 1943. Despite the dialogue from the 1970 WWII film “Tora! Tora! Tora!” Yamamoto probably did not say in the aftermath of the Pearl Harbor attack, “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.”
But Yamamoto likely either wrote or said something similar: “I can run wild for six months … after that, I have no expectation of success.”
Yamamoto summed up a general feeling among the Japanese admirals that the huge industrial capacity of the U.S. — which had been asleep during the Great Depression — along with the righteous anger and frenzy of an aroused American democracy would ensure the destruction of the Japanese Empire in short order.
The Story of the Pine Tree Riot
The Real Start of the Revolution
by: Brent Smith
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Practically everyone knows of the “Boston Tea Party”, that occurred in 1773. It is recognized as the action which began America’s revolution.
However, there was an event that predates it, although few have heard the tale.
When the first shipment of masts from Portsmouth, New Hampshire to England occurred, in 1634, England had already suffered deforestation. In order to dominate the high seas, new sources of abundant timber for shipbuilding were needed. No ships, after all, could set sail without as many as twenty-three masts, yards, and spars varying in length and diameter from the bulky mainmast to its subordinate parts.
Although New Hampshire’s white pine was not as hard as Europe’s, its height and diameter were superior. It also weighed less and retained resin longer, giving the ships a sea life as long as two decades.
When granting lands in America in 1690, King William prohibited the cutting of white pine over two feet in diameter. In 1722, under the reign of George I, parliament passed a law that reduced the diameter to one foot, required a license to cut white pine, and established fines for infractions.
from the Federalist:
More than 65,000 people gathered in Las Vegas, Nevada this week for the nation’s largest annual gun industry convention, SHOT Show 2020. Organized by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), SHOT Show brings together the world’s best in shooting sports, law enforcement, hunting, and armed forces to share their products and businesses, but more importantly, to shoot the globe’s latest and greatest firearms in the Nevada desert.
Guest post by John C. Velisek, USN (Ret.)
for the Common Constitutionalist
Knowing that progressive socialists will never give up on attempting to take President Trump out of office, some further steps and lies will come along before the end of President Trump’s first term. It is informative that now nothing is being said about the Russian collusion hoax that Hillary and the other liars in government set up to entrap our President. The American people understand that, as even Peter Strozk said, there was no there, there.
The progressive socialists who want power, so that they can wield it to force the American people to conform to the agenda that they have laid out for us, will not give up. They cannot admit what the President has done to make this country better. They can’t understand or accept that the America people turn away from socialist doctrine that they want so much for us.
from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:
Although it is often overused by us on the right – I’m thankful to be an American. It sounds cheesy and jingoistic. It may be, but
that doesn’t make it any less true, particularly when you know American history and what our forefathers had to go through to achieve it. And no, this will not be a history lesson. Not much of one anyway.
I wish I could travel back in time, not to change anything, but just to thank the founders for what they did, to thank them for their foresight. I’d like to assure them that they did the right thing, that they didn’t go through all that for nothing, that hundreds of years later we are still talking about it, still quoting them and trying to live their ideal.
by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist
Let’s talk about another example of democrat symbolism over substance.
California state legislators passed a resolution demanding that president Trump and Congress apologize for separating families at the border. But would an apology be just a first step to something more?
A federal district court judge, administering the oath of citizenship, tells the new Americans to “take a knee” in protest. Yes, that’s what a citizen wants hear. Welcome to America new citizen. Too bad the country you chose is so awful.
by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist
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We are the worst country on the planet. At least we are according to the radicals on the left.
Funny thing about being the worst. When you are the worst, not many will gravitate toward you. If we are truly the worst, most racist, most homophobic, anti-immigrant, misogynist nation, no one with even half a brain would want to come here legally, much less sneak in under threat of arrest and imprisonment.
But the facts don’t support the left’s amplification of outrage. The facts do support that America is the most attractive nation on the planet, as demonstrated by the fact that everyone wants to get in and no one wants to leave. Not even the wacky Hollywood leftists who vowed to do so should Trump get elected. We’re still waiting, by the way.
No other nation is even close. The only reason Europe has had such a large influx of immigration is strictly due to geographic proximity. If the United States was closer to the Middle East and Africa, they would all choose to come here.