- ACA (ObamaCare): It was solely designed to get rid of the middle class. If it was simply a healthcare system, that was optional, then it wouldn’t have worked. What made it work, was the enforcement of it. If you didn’t volunteer to get involved, you had to pay a fee. You were taxed or burdened into participating. This was designed to suck people in, then they would raise their premiums and deductibles to a point where it was completely unaffordable, hurting people and their lifestyles. This addition caused Middle Class businesses to become unable to grow. Once they obtained a certain amount of employees, the owners were forced to pay into the program. Thus causing a limitation of Middle Class businesses and decreasing the quality of life for the middle class Americans.
- NAFTA: NAFTA was designed to kill manufacturing inside the United States. NAFTA caused businesses to be shipped overseas giving the false illusion that America was now clean, and had clean water, and clean air. All of this done as a talking point to distract people from the actual goal of destroying the Middle Class. This was done over a 20+ year period to avoid alarming Americans. If 70,000 factories were all closed in 1 year, it would have created such mayhem within the country, that it would never have worked. So it was done selectively, bit by bit, a little at a time.
- TPP: TPP was Obama’s next goal. If NAFTA was the ‘death collar’, TPP was the ‘lock’. TPP was designed to put its final claws into the United States by way of taking away all of our rights, including the ability to sue.
- Opioid Crisis: Due to NAFTA, over regulations and restrictions, Americans began losing their jobs in droves. To have Americans fall into opioid addictions meant that these Americans were now indebted to the government for survival. Most of those people, doing Opioids, were Middle Class Americans in heavily economically destroyed areas.
- Infiltration of ISIS camps: This is a long-term plan. There are over 22 ISIS camps in the US right now and they are running anti-American terrorist camps which were started because of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
- DACA and Undocumented Unaccompanied Minors: DACA allowed illegal aliens to come into America and feed off of our system. (They Use our schools, they take our jobs, they use our hospitals, and they use our American Tax dollars). In addition, gang groups from Central America that were brought into this country with the assistance of terrorist Islamic groups and they have terrorized our Middle Class neighborhoods.
- Refugee Program from Islamic Terrorist States: Refugee Programs from Islamic Terrorist States was An Obama and Hillary Clinton push. Their goal was to create chaos and destroy American Middle Class Societies.
- Restrictions and Regulations on Coal, Shale, Oil which are all Natural gases. This has hurt entire states: North Carolina, Virgina, West Virgina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, Montana, Wyoming for starters. Hundreds of thousands of jobs and millions of people in families have been hurt by this.
- Change the perception of the 1st Amendment. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the rights of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. (What has been done, by Universities, Lobbyists i.e. ACLU, Special Interest Groups like MoveOn.org, BLM, etc., is to define their terms of what they deem as acceptable speech and everyone else is deemed as antifascist. This falls in line with Socialism) Introduction to Hate Speech. Hate speech is not objective, it is completely subjective to whomever may feel offended. With the amount of Liberals, social justice warriors, and feminized males, the rate of hate speech has risen.
- Indoctrination of Socialism: This has been inserted since before WWII. However, when Joseph McCarthy stated that there was a communist attempt to spread IDEOLOGICAL SUBVERSION, he was considered too controversial. Americans didn’t want to accept the idea but He was 100% correct. Socialism is spread particularly through Universities throughout America.
- Main Stream Media: 95% of all media campaign money from the 2016 Presidential campaign went to the DNC. Mainstream media has an intent to push the Marxist Progressive agenda. Marxism was disguised as Liberalism and Progressivism because it sounds less destructive. However, we know that today’s Liberals are Marxist Socialists. It can be disguised, but we have seen over the past 2 years that this is not the case. The media must push and push the Liberal agenda every single day. MSNBC, CNN, and now…ABC, CBS NBC and in parts even FoxNews (Shepard Smith e.g.)
- Feminization of our men: In the 80’s homosexuality came forefront, although it was in the closet for 20+ plus years prior. It became a forefront issue because of the AIDS epidemic. The liberal teachings from our grade schools on up through university have taught the boys to be kind, graceful, love pretty things. They pressured women to enter into the work force, ERA, allowed both genders to do the same things, they increased the divorce rates and left families without a father figure. They forced acceptance of subgroups by caling it LOVE and tolerance. Now, let’s introduce transgendered people and the introduction of many types of genders. The entire purpose of all this is to delegitimize science and breakdown families and completely dismantle the middle class.
- Modern Art: Instead of having art that had specific meaning, Modern Art allows art to mean anything. Modern Art allows art to mean whatever you believe it means. Subjective Art. This could even include music and nowadays, and certain video games.
- Insert as many Liberal judges throughout the courts, especially at the Appellate Court Level. Misinterpret the actual meaning of the Constitution and guide it to Liberal agendas.
This lovely photo is floating around with that attached statement.
It’s as if people were lulled to sleep 8 years. They NEVER saw a thing this POTUS DID!
He did indeed have media on his side. But gee whiz!
I’ll list what the sleep walkers missed:
In the GM bailout, Obama illegally ordered the bankruptcy court to ignore shareholders and non-union members in order to restore union members.
Shareholders lost 100 percent of their investments.
In Operation Fast and Furious, the Obama ATF allowed straw buyers to arm the Mexican drug cartels.
Hundreds of Mexican police and citizens were murdered as a result.
Instead of deporting illegals, the Obama US Customs and Border Protection took them to bus stations in McAllen, Texas, bought them tickets, gave them payment vouchers, and turned them loose.
The Obama Department of Justice used Operation Choke Point to illegally pressure banks to not do business with gun dealers.
In order to implement gun-control measures, Obama illegally bypassed Congress using Executive Orders.
Trump rescinded the Executive Orders, thus reducing the power of the Executive Branch and returning to Congress, where it belongs.
Obama illegally implemented the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which is not any form of government rule.
He simply ordered that his administration carry out his wishes.
Obama illegally ordered the Labor Department to delay the caps on our-of-pocket expenditures under ObamaCare.
The law was changed without legislation. Obama simply ordered it done.
Obama illegally delayed the employer mandate of ObamaCare.
Again, that was done without legislation. Obama simply ordered it to happen.
Obama illegally ordered the Office of Personnel Management to exempt Congress and their staff from the requirement that they get their coverage through ObamaCare exchanges.
Obama illegally delayed the requirement that the public buy ObamaCare-compliant plans, and THEN he rejected House legislation that would have made his actions legal.
Obama illegally ordered the IRS to ignore the requirement that tax credits be offered only for use of state exchanges. Instead, the IRS was ordered to offer tax credits for state, regional, subsidiary, and federal exchanges.
Obama illegally ordered the IRS to profile political organizations. Formal guidelines were issued to “be on the lookout” for groups that had specific words in their titles or descriptions.
The Supreme Court ruled against the Obama administration more than any administration in history.
In each case, the government’s only argument was that federal power has no limitations.
Obama illegally made recess appointments when Congress was still in session.
Obama’s Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights and Justice Department illegally sent out guidelines to speech on college campuses. The procedure denied legal representation, encouraged punishment before trial, and used a “more likely than not” conviction standard.
Obama illegally ordered the Department of Homeland Security to issue work and residence permits to the so-called Dreamers.
Obama’s Justice Department illegally obtained recorded conversations from employees of the Associated Press.
Obama illegally ordered the Boeing company to close a non-union plant in South Carolina.
Obama fired Gerald Walpin– Inspector General of the Corporation for National and Community Service–after Walpin reported that Obama friend Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson used AmeriCorps funding to pay for political activities.
Obama illegally met in secret with lobbyists hundreds of times, violating disclosure laws.
Obama raided the guitar factory of a REPUBLICAN manufacturer for allegedly using illegal wood, while the DEMOCRATIC manufacturer was allowed to continue using the same wood.
Obama illegally appointed “czars,” thus bypassing the requirement that Congress approve appointees.
Obama illegally demanded payment for Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
Obama illegally directed most of the “Stimulus” to union pension funds.
Obama illegally exempted unions from most ObamaCare requirements.
Obama lied about the Benghazi attack, claiming that it was caused by a movie trailer, when in fact it was a carefully planned al-Qaeda attack that involved over 150 men armed with gun trucks, mortars, and rocket-propelled grenades.
There is so much more!
From William Washington:
Really? No scandals? Obviously, you weren’t paying attention.
OBAMA LIES, SCANDALS & QUOTES::
(***not a comprehensive list)
1. “I will have the most transparent administration.”
2. “I have shovel ready jobs.”
3. “The IRS is not targeting anyone.”
4. “If four Americans get killed…uh…. it is not optimal.” (Benghazi)
5. “ObamaCare will be good for America.”
6. “If you like your doctor, you can keep him, period.”
7. “Premiums will be lowered by $2500”
8. If you like your health insurance, you can keep it, period.
9. “I did not say you could keep your health care.” (Regardless that 29 recorded videos show I did)
10. “No one making less than $250,000 will see their taxes raised one dime.”
11. “Benghazi was because of a youtubevideo.”
12. “If I had a son…”
13. “I am not a dictator.”
14. “I will put an end to the type of politics that “breeds division, conflict and cynicism”.
15. “You didn’t build that.”
16. “I will restore trust in Government.”
17. “The Cambridge police acted stupidly.”
18. “I am not after your guns.”
19. “The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure.” (Senator BO of 2006)
20. “I have been practicing…I bowled a 129. It’s like — it was like Special Olympics.”
21. “I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.”
22. “The Public Will Have 5 Days To Look At Every Bill That Lands On My Desk”
23. “It’s not my red line it is the worlds red line.”
24. “Whistleblowers will be protected.”
25. “We got back every dime we used to rescue the banks, with interest.”
26. “I will close Gitmo.” (Guantanamo)
27. “The point I was making was not that Grandmother harbors any racial animosity. She doesn’t, — but she is a typical white person.”
28. “I am not spying on American citizens.”
30. Nelson Mandela funeral smart-phone “selfies”
31. Govnt shutdown is allll the GOP’s fault
32. Still on vacation in Hawaii on the first day obamacare is supposed to begin
31. “ObamaCare will lower costs for everyone.”
32. “More Americans will be insured under obamacare”
33. “Islam is the religion of peace and tolerance….Muslims are our friends” (then he bows to the muslim leaders)
34. “That’s thegood thing about being President, I can do whatever I want,”
35. “my father served in WW2”
36. 2011 Arab spring FAIL
37. America’s 2010 Summer of recovery FAIL
38. Hiring a known palestinian terrorist to work on Obamacare in Illinois. Didn’tbother to check her on e-verify
39. “I promise 100% transparency in my administration.”
40. “Buying health care insurance will be like using Amazon.”
41. “I will end Income Tax for seniors making less than $50K a year.”
42. “I will bring ALL of our troops home within ONE year.”
43. “I’ll put the Health Care negotiations on CSPAN so everyone can see who is at the table!”
44. “I’ll have no lobbyists in my administration.”
45. DOJ spying on the free press telephone calls
46. Blockingveterans from seeing their own WWII memorials during shutdown
47. Allowing illegals to protest on mall during the same govt shutdown
48. Shutting down white house (people’s house)tours
49. Solyndra bankruptcy cost to taxpayer’s
50. “Obamacarewill not be used to fund abortions.”
51. Eric Holder — tooooo much to list with this liar-incompetent
52. Millions losing health care coverage
53. RECORD welfare rolls
54. RECORD hollywood parties on the taxpayer’s dime
55. RECORD campaign tours on the taxpayer’s dime
56. RECORD exorbitant vacations on the taxpayer’s dime
57. RECORD number of golf games of any president, on taxpayer’s dime
58. RECORD secret service agents compared to ANY other president, on the taxpayer’s dime
59. Unconstitutional obama recess appointment
60. Taking all credit for SEAL Team 6 success
61. Forcing businesses to violate their abortion religious beliefs with obamacare
62. Obamacare website no-bid contract website-cronyism that cost $634Mto build (and the website NEVER worked), amazon . com cost less than $50M to build
63. Supporting the Muslim Brotherhood terrorists with arms and money in Syria, on the taxpayer’s dime
64. NSA acting as Obama Gestapo, spying in ALL AMERICAN telephone calls.
65. Proposed amnesty for illegal law breakers
66. Spying on Americans, on American soil, with drones
67. NEVER having a balanced budget
68. CONSTANTLY contracting economy under Obama
69. The Russians invaded Ukraine, (and obama does NOTHING)
70. 6 million people losing their healthcare thanks to obamacare.
71. “The United States maintains a ‘rock-solid’ commitment to Israel”
72. Illegal fundraising for obamacare by Katherine Sebelius (solicitation of money from the companies she regulates) (and obama does NOTHING)
73. Katherine Sebelius TOTAL incompetence in rolling out obamacare (and obama does NOTHING)
74. ex-IRS official Lerner takes 5th
75. Failed to fund our Nation’s military
76. Higher Spending and No Balanced Budget—EVER
77. $1.2 Trillion in Higher Taxes
78. known obama supporter appointed to investigate IRS targeting scandal
79. Buying clothes at The Gap: “Oh wow; credit card machines had electronic signature pads”
80. former Soviet union laughs at Obama’s ukraine sanctions.
81. >70% of obamacare signups from people who LOST their insurance BECAUSE OF obamacare in the first place!!
82. In Maryland: Obama celebrates 60,000 obamacare signups…. BUT 73,000 lost insurance BECAUSE OF Obamacare!!
83. Obama did NOTHING to prevent some 150,000 people being killed in Syria, and he and the LIBERALS are silent on the matter.
84. On April 6th, 2014 obama gave a speech on the 20th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda lecturing about “the world’s failure to respond more quickly” and that “we always have a choice . . . we must never be indifferent.”
85. Obama demands “equality” but only pays women 88 percent of what it pays men
86. “We’re focused like lasers on job creation!!!”
87. “Jobs are our number one priority!!!!”
88. 6 million full time US workers sustain 149 million “benefit takers” in the USA under the “obama recovery.”
89. “Republicans still can’t bring themselves to admit that the Affordable Care Act is working.”
90. “If Republicans want to spend all their time talking about repealing a law that’s working, that’s their business.”
91. 169th round of golf on 4/19/14 while Putin re-assembles the USSR and jews are being ordered to report in the Ukraine.
92. Syria uses chemical weapons crossing obama’s “red line” and Obama is SILENT on the matter.
93. 04/21/2014 Obama delays the keystone pipeline for the 45th time.
94. China has become the #1 economy with “ObamaNomics.”
95. Iran WILL have a nuclear bomb under Obama.
96. there are 92 million unemployed (may 2014) THAT IS 51% UNEMPLOYMENT RATE, including retirees
97. in 2013, under the direction of Barack Obama, The Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody 36,000 illegal immigrants who had been convicted of murder, sexual assault, kidnapping, and aggravated assault, and drunk or drugged driving.
98. incompetence at the Veterans Affairs Administration. Our veterans died…..obama hires a “coverup” specialist Rob Nabors to assist in the White House’s reputation for deception.
99. Almost every photo of Obama at the White house shows obama with his feet on the historically significant antique furniture….no respect for its historical significance
100. >40 veteran patients die after being placed on a hidden waiting list that could last for up to a year, while officials at the hospital shredded documents and faked evidence to make it seem as if waiting times were under control.
101. New Horizons in Presidential Dignity: President Obama does the “Shake Shack Shimmy” during his visit to the sandwich joint in Washington Friday May 17th 2014. U6 unemployment rate: 17.8%
102. May 17th 2014: Greater than Fifty million working-age Americans aren’t working, according to the labor department, and Obama pushes immigration plan.
104. King Barry’s “executive actions”
105. Russia signs a contract with Iran to build two more nuclear reactors at its Bushehr power plant as part of a broader deal for up to eight reactors in the Islamic state.
106. New Record: Price of Gas Above $3 Gallon for 1,245 Days…
107. Incomprehensible!! 5-30-14 ILLEGAL negotiation with terrorists: 5 gitmo Taliban terrorist leaders ILLEGALLY released for one American ARMY DESERTER: BOWE BERGDAHL
108. Obama negotiates with terrorists to release an army deserter because “we can’t leave an American Behind” but does nothing for the Marine being detained illegally in Mexico, less than 1 mile away.
I WROTE this list, and encourage YOU to share it with anyone who can read and vote.
Obama was the most lawless president in US history…
There are those of you getting butt hurt over what people are saying about John McCain. Apparently, you need a lesson on who McCain really was.
His father was the Admiral in charge of the Pacific fleet during Vietnam and because of this, McCain got special treatment in the Navy. He was allowed to become a pilot, even though his track record proved that he was a horrible pilot.
He crashed two navy jets in his early career. Then while aboard the USS Forrestal, he got angry because he had to wait to take off on a bombing run. So he shut off his engines, opened the cockpit, and in his haste he hit the button that released his bombs onto the deck of the Forrestal. Now as the bombs exploded, which set off a chain reaction of bombs from adjacent aircraft, the explosions and fires killed 133 sailors aboard the Forrestal.
While his shipmates were fighting the fire, he went to the pilot’s lounge and watched the men fight the fire on closed circuit TV.
He was the direct cause of 133 deaths on his own ship, and was never reprimanded.
His wife at the time, Carol, sustained injuries in an car accident and was hospitalized for more than 5 months. Upon returning from Vietnam, McCain found his wife was disfigured by her injuries.
After the Navy, he wanted a career in politics. So he decided he needed a young beautiful woman by his side and not one who was disfigured. He divorced Carol, the mother of his three children, and immediately jumped into the sack with new wife Cindy, who was 18 years younger than him. The new young wife was also an heiress to an Arizona Brewing fortune.
While campaigning for congress, McCain used pictures of himself posing with Mr. And Mrs. Reagan, but there was no endorsement offered by the Reagans.
Lest we forget that McCain was one of the Keating 5, who had helped swindle life savings from countless Americans in the Savings and Loan scandal of the 1980’s. Yet McCain parlayed his connections into a seat in the United States Senate.
So before you grab a box of Kleenex and share all of these dumbass tributes, make sure you know the truth about this swamp donkey. John McCain was never the great man so many portrayed him as.
NAVY RELEASES McCAIN’s RECORDS – McCain was personally responsible for the deadliest fire in the history of the US Navy.
They all ready have with Senate report 93 549
Yuri Bezmenov,a former Russian KGB officer, has lots of videos out, if they have not been deleted.
It is a very legitimate, overt and open in your face active measure of psychological warfare.
They change the perception of reality of every American to such an extent that despite an abundance of information, no one is able to come to sensible conclusions in the interest of defending themselves, their families, their community and their country.
This is complete and irreversible in a generation. It takes 15-20 years of raising a new generation right with patriotically minded and commonsense people.
they start with desensitizing at an early age. Everything is the opposite of what it truly is. Question everything about God. schools and colleges are places of indoctrination.
Destroy family unit, dismissing men, women are choosing to raise children alone. God meant for a father and a mother to raise children together. Women are raising effeminate men who act like their mothers and do not know how to be men and leaders. Women are raising daughters who do not know how to be a lady or act around men. they tend to pick out bad men and repeat the cycle. I won’t even discuss how welfare has contributed to the demoralization stage.
Destroy Christians. Attack christians for everything wrong. Falsified genetic studies for a homosexuality gene. There is no such thing. It was used to destroy christianity and try to say God made me this way. Or I was “born this way” movement. Replacing faith in God with faith in the state and sex cults and perversions.
Destroy and take away private land. Our government has used BLM ( Bureau of Land Management) and EPA and other entities to legally steal land from everyday citizens. They use eminent domain, extinct animals and whatever else they can use. Like with farmer LAVOY FINNICUM, who was ordered to be killed then, FBI covered it up and lied about it, not realizing it was on video.
Destroy a nation as it is. Just look at us America. Look at all of the confusion. Children are raised to think they are the wrong sex. They are trying to normalize pedophilia, after all homosexuals came out of the closet, transgender came out, why can’t pedophiles. adults living at home until they are 30 expecting aging parents to help them, people justifying stealing, beating up and shooting cops, just confusion in general.
Mess up the economy
Mess up foreign relations
Destroy our defense systems
(3) Crisis Stage
Usually last 6 weeks
Currently happening in Central America as of August 8, 2018
Happens with a violent change of power structure and economy
Their ultimate goal is to destroy America!
Do NOT allow America to get to crisis stage!!!
I totally agree with his thoughts on this.
Great article! Thank You!
They are the Christians who hate Trump. Let’s call it for what it is: hate. It is their hate—strange for professed Christians—that dulls their ability to see the inaccuracy of their comments and their myopic views.
One sanctimonious ranting Christian said, “there’s nothing Biblical about Trump.” Actually, there’s nothing Biblical about that statement. The prophet Daniel served Nebuchadnezzar. Daniel recognized the role a pagan king played in God’s unfolding drama. The church’s ability to work with Trump is totally Biblical.
Now I must clarify, lest I incur the wrath of Trump supporters. I am not calling Trump a pagan king—I’m sure he much more moral than his enemies know—I am saying that if Daniel could work with Nebbie, how much more we can work with the Don.
I tried hard to figure out believers who hate Trump. Our side won a long overdue and miraculous victory and they choose to…
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There has been no true dialogue about the issues in which they are supposedly protesting.
Colin began the protest over a year ago. What exactly has changed?
It’s not the flag or America or the Anthem that they ought to be against.
It seems to me, it’s really symbolism over substance as usual with this crowd.
Why don’t they invest in these communities to effect real positive change. Encourage others to better themselves and their situations. Tell how they are successful. Tell about how many hours they practiced, studied and worked hard to get noticed by scouts to advance their football careers.
Use their platform for positive. They can do so much with Facebook and sites the youth are on, Snapchat,etc.
I fail to see that this was done to draw attention to any issue, but to draw attention to the people themselves. Just more virtue signaling. Great job, now everyone’s pissed off!
This type of grandstanding does not work. It’s causing chaos. That’s all a giant ball of chaos and confusion.
They protest for things, but are actually doing nothing. There are no solutions that are viable and no real progress. So the point is moot and the message is one of entitlement, ingratitude and self-indulgence.
Their group think doesn’t really work. And conversely their application of group think to other groups doesn’t work either. Their kind of virtue signaling is destroying every bastion of life, sports, entertainment, academia even the weather. They have no solutions. All they do is complain and whine with visceral hatred. They have no passion just hate. Pure hate.
They drag a few unwitting souls into their cause because they pull at their heartstrings with more virtue signaling.
I guess people care more that you think they are a good person, than them actually being truthful and honest and good.
Thoughts on Football Kneelers
Taken from Robert Kelly Corbett
Who Taken from LinkedIn
Rules For My Son:
1. Never shake a man’s hand sitting down.
2. There are plenty of ways to enter a pool. The stairs ain’t one.
3. The man at the grill is the closest thing we have to a king.
4. In a negotiation, never make the first offer.
5. Act like you’ve been there before. Especially in the end zone.
6. Request the late check-out.
7. When entrusted with a secret, keep it.
8. Hold your heroes to a higher standard.
9. Return a borrowed car with a full tank of gas.
10. Don’t fill up on bread.
11. When shaking hands, grip firmly and look him in the eye.
12. Don’t let a wishbone grow where a backbone should be.
13. If you need music on the beach, you’re missing the point.
14. Carry two handkerchiefs. The one in your back pocket is for you. The one in your breast pocket is for her.
15. You marry the girl, you marry her whole family.
16. Be like a duck. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like crazy underneath.
17. Experience the serenity of traveling alone.
18. Never be afraid to ask out the best looking girl in the room.
19. Never turn down a breath mint.
20. In a game of HORSE, sometimes a simple free throw will get ’em.
21. A sport coat is worth 1000 words.
22. Try writing your own eulogy. Never stop revising.
23. Thank a veteran.
For those who care enough about our future, take the time to read!
OR……. continue sticking your head in the sand .
We have home grown terrorist and the war of the centuries, which we have forgotten or were never enlightened.
A 232 Year History of our fight against Islam & why it is no longer taught in our public schools…
When Thomas Jefferson saw there was no negotiating with Muslims, he formed what is now the Marines (sea going soldiers).
These Marines were attached to U. S. Merchant vessels.
When the Muslims attacked U.S. merchant vessels they were repulsed by armed soldiers, but there is more.
The Marines followed the Muslims back to their villages and killed every man, woman, and child in the village.
It didn’t take long for the Muslims to leave U.S. Merchant vessels alone.
English and French merchant vessels started running up our flag when entering the Mediterranean to secure safe travel.
Why does the Marine Hymn contains the verse, “To the Shores of Tripoli “.
This is very interesting and a ‘must read’ piece of our history.
It points out where we may be heading.
Most Americans are unaware of the fact that over two hundred years ago the United States had declared war on Islam, and Thomas Jefferson led the charge!
At the height of the 18th century, Muslim pirates (the “Barbary Pirates”) were the terror of the Mediterranean and a large area of the North Atlantic .
They attacked every ship in sight, and held the crews for exorbitant ransoms.
Those taken hostage were subjected to barbaric treatment and wrote heart-breaking letters home, begging their governments and families to pay whatever their Mohammedan captors demanded.
These extortionist of the high seas represented the North African Islamic nations of Tripoli, Tunis , Morocco , and Algiers – collectively referred to as the Barbary Coast – and presented a dangerous and unprovoked threat to the new American Republic.
Before the Revolutionary War, U.S. merchant ships had been under the protection of Great Britain .
When the U.S. declared its independence and entered into war, the ships of the United States were protected by France.
However, once the war was won, America had to protect its own fleets.
Thus, the birth of the U.S. Navy.
Beginning in 1784, 17 years before he would become president, Thomas Jefferson became America’s Minister to France.
That same year, the U.S. Congress sought to appease its Muslim adversaries by following in the footsteps of European nations who paid bribes to the Barbary States rather than engaging them in war.
In July of 1785, Algerian pirates captured American ships, and the Dye of Algiers demanded an unheard-of ransom of $60,000.
It was a plain and simple case of extortion, and Thomas Jefferson was vehemently opposed to any further payments.
Instead, he proposed to Congress the formation of a coalition of allied nations who together could force the Islamic states into peace.
A disinterested Congress decided to pay the ransom.
In 1786, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams met with Tripoli’s ambassador to Great Britain, to ask by what right his nation attacked American ships and enslaved American citizens, and why Muslims held so much hostility towards America, a nation with which they had no previous contacts.
The two future presidents reported that Ambassador Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja had answered that Islam “was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Quran that all nations who would not acknowledge their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as prisoners, and that every Musselman (Muslim) who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise.”
Despite this stunning admission of premeditated violence on non-Muslim nations, as well as the objections of many notable American leaders, including George Washington, who warned that caving in was both wrong and would only further embolden the enemy, for the following fifteen years, the American government paid the Muslims millions of dollars for the safe passage of American ships or the return of American hostages.
The payments in ransom and tribute amounted to over 20 percent of the United States government annual revenues in 1800.
Jefferson was disgusted.
Shortly after his being sworn in as the third President of the United States in 1801, the Pasha of Tripoli sent him a note demanding the immediate payment of $225,000 plus $25,000 a year for every year forthcoming.
That changed everything.
Jefferson let the Pasha know, in no uncertain terms, what he could do with his demand.
The Pasha responded by cutting down the flagpole at the American consulate and declared war on the United States.
Tunis, Morocco, and Algiers immediately followed suit.
Jefferson, until now, had been against America raising a naval force for anything beyond coastal defense, but having watched his nation be cowed by Islamic thuggery for long enough, decided that it was finally time to meet force with force.
He dispatched a squadron of frigates to the Mediterranean and taught the Muslim nations of the Barbary Coast a lesson he hoped they would never forget.
Congress authorized Jefferson to empower U.S. ships to seize all vessels and goods of the Pasha of Tripoli and to “cause to be done all other acts of precaution or hostility as the state of war would justify”.
When Algiers and Tunis, who were both accustomed to American cowardice and acquiescence, saw the newly independent United States had both the will and the right to strike back, they quickly abandoned their allegiance to Tripoli.
The war with Tripoli lasted for four more years, and raged up again in 1815.
The bravery of the U.S. Marine Corps in these wars led to the line “to the shores of Tripoli” in the Marine Hymn, and they would forever be known as “leathernecks” for the leather collars of their uniforms, designed to prevent their heads from being cut off by the Muslim scimitars when boarding enemy ships.
Islam, and what its Barbary followers justified doing in the name of their prophet and their god, disturbed Jefferson quite deeply.
America had a tradition of religious tolerance.
In fact Jefferson, himself, had co-authored the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, but fundamentalist Islam was like no other religion the world had ever seen.
A religion based on supremacy, whose holy book not only condoned but mandated violence against unbelievers, was unacceptable to him.
His greatest fear was that someday this brand of Islam would return and pose an even greater threat to the United States.
This should concern every American:
That Muslims have brought about women-only classes and swimming times in America at taxpayer-funded universities and public pools; that Christians, Jews, and Hindus have been banned from serving on juries where Muslim defendants are being judged; Piggy banks and Porky Pig tissue dispensers have been banned from workplaces because they offend Islamist sensibilities; ice cream has been discontinued at certain Burger King locations because the picture on the wrapper looks similar to the Arabic script for Allah; public schools are pulling pork from their menus; on and on and on and on..
It’s death by a thousand cuts, or inch-by-inch as some refer to it, and most Americans have no idea that this battle is being waged every day across America.
By not fighting back, by allowing groups to obfuscate what is really happening, and not insisting that the Islamists adapt to our culture, the United States is cutting its own throat with a politically correct knife, and helping to further the Islamists’ agenda.
Sadly, it appears that today America’s leaders would rather be politically correct than victorious!
IF YOU DO NOT REMEMBER THE PAST, YOU ARE DOOMED TO REPEAT IT.