I find it so hypocritical that Obama wants to bring in all these refugees, yet we have Veterans living on the streets, begging for food, dying while waiting for medical care and being denied employment due to their background.
This is what veterans need now. This is how you can help us. We need a healthcare account funded by the VA for veterans that the veteran could buy non-VA healthcare with. This is how we are going to make that happen: with the following letter. Tell people to join us here, get their copy of the following and send it to their congressmen and senators. The best thing you can do is actual paper, envelope and stamp. If you must, e-mail is better than nothing at all.
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Dear (Representative/Senator) (Name),
My name is (your name) and I live in district (your district). I am writing to express my concerns about the VA healthcare system.
As you know our nation is losing twenty-two (22) veterans everyday to suicide. We are losing untold hundreds due to incompetence of the Veterans Affairs healthcare system. Much has been said about this nationally. Congress seemed to act quickly with the Veteran’s choice card issued under the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act. However, it is anything but a choice. Veterans are now finding out they cannot choose a doctor; they have little choice as to when their appointment is to be. Veterans are not being paid for mileage as is required by law. Many of the appointments are many miles beyond the absurd distances they are required to drive already to get care. An increasing number of vets are not getting any care under this new system because there are no doctors “signed up” or “in the system”. Vets are still waiting because the VA still has to first diagnose a “need” then try for month to fill the appointment. Moreover, to add insult to what is great injury, veterans are having to pay for the appointments as the VA is delaying payment to the provider, and the vet is made responsible for the VA’s nonpayment. Veterans are finding out there are far too many hoops to jump through for this new program to be in anyway effective. But then that was the point wasn't it? The Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act was a political ploy to make the American people think our leadership cares for America’s veterans. It is clear you do not. The VA is spending millions of healthcare dollars on advertising and website development to convince the American people they care about vets. It is clear you do not. This letter is not to tell you how I want you to vote or act as my elected representative. It is a demand. I am demanding you, this day, draft legislation to give American veterans a healthcare account that they may buy their own health care insurance with. The VA hospital system is out of date, out of touch and out of control. It would take hundreds of years to fix the VA and many thousands of American veterans will die waiting for you to fulfill the commitment we as a nation agreed to. It cost the United States approximately $750-$900 to cover a veteran under the current VA hospital system. Those numbers are most likely much higher. Create legislation that will put this money into an account, much like the VA education funds, and let vets buy their own healthcare. Place no restrictions on it save that they can only spend the funds on health insurance, i.e. HMOs or PPOs. Also allow insurance companies to cover and entire family if they can as a way to be competitive. Many families do not pay as much to cover all of their members as the VA spends to cover just one vet. Let them have the whole $750-$900. The current chain of VA hospitals can bid for these funds like any other healthcare provider. After all if VA healthcare is so much better than civilian health care as they say, then vets will overwhelmingly choose the VA hospital system. Give them real choice; give them real healthcare, now!
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Respectively, (Your Name)
Also check out my Facebook page The New Veterans Army.
No, it is not anti-American, nor is it anti-military. I will say it might be considered anti Veterans Affairs Department.
By Oscar Y. Harward
Capitol Hill GOP leaders are joining President Obama and Senator Harry Reid to ‘cram ‘illegal’ immigration down (y)our throat’, one way or the other; very much replicating the 2009 Capitol Hill Democrat Party’s majority to ‘cram’ ObamaCare down (y)our throat. Conservative Republicans are rejecting their decisions on this issue.
GOP leaders, McConnell, Boehner, and their co-leaders appear to be in support of President Obama’s ‘illegal’ immigration AND/OR changes in our current Immigration laws. Do not be misled! There are NO major problems to our US Code on ‘Immigration’ laws. All ‘illegals’ must be compelled to obey the laws.
Veterans injured, damaged, delayed, and/or rejected by the Veterans Administration for accidents and other sicknesses as legally covered under VA services, funded by our Capitol Hill legislators, and signed into law by the then sitting President(s), are forcing Veterans to suffer and/or die under Government agencies’ erroneous decisions; yet continuing to invite more ‘illegal’ immigrants into America, and at taxpayers’ expense.
Speaker Boehner must lay out the facts; appoint or elect a proficient leader with a solid knowledge under US Law, to bring charges of ‘Impeachment’ against President Obama.
The Senate GOP then, must elect a Senator as defined under law to join the process in prosecuting the ‘Impeachment’ of President Obama, as the Majority Democrats defend Obama.
Impeachment is the solution as Americans are now witnessing an ‘ unneeded, unwanted, and unlawful’ invasion. A 1984 Wendy’s Restaurant advertisement emphasized, ‘Where is the beef’ as now related to ‘illegal’ immigration today? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dnUs2AqWvs
Congressional Armed Services Committee and others:
Via Fax: Armed Services Committee Office - (202) 225-9077
Senate Armed Services Committee and others:
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Ladies and Gentlemen:
There is much attention across America and the world focusing on the Phoenix, AZ Veterans Administration Health Care System Center and the mistreatment and/or abuse of Veterans and their families. Documented evidence is becoming more indisputable to members on Capitol Hill, American citizens, and ‘main-stream’ Media outlets nationwide. An open, thorough, and totally exposed investigation will likely reveal a ‘cancerous’ sense of horror that exist in ‘many other VA Medical facilities’ and ‘other offices’ across America.
I, Oscar Y. Harward, am ‘victim’ of a betrayal by the Veterans Administration and have suffered profoundly due to their mistreatment.
The Veterans Administration continues to deny this Complainant’s ‘bi-lateral hearing loss’ which is diametrically opposed to Veterans Administration records based on my account, supported by on-the-scene US Military fellow witnesses and others, and not yet received US Army records. It is my understanding that US Army records with facts must be ‘sought out, established, and coordinated’ for corresponding decisions made by the Veterans Administration’s in Winston Salem, NC.
The Veterans Administration has a complete file on this Claim relating to my ‘bi-lateral hearing loss’, vs. the VA findings and/or lack of US Army records that the VA, obviously, never asked for nor received. I have signed on all release forms for the VA to ascertain all records, as requested.
May I offer a few item Facts relevant to the Official Claim and supplemental evidence as submitted by this Complainant to the Veterans Administration?
I, Oscar Y. Harward, hereinafter known as a Complainant am a veteran of the North Carolina Army National Guard, a division of the US Army.
This Complainant was in the NC National Guard, Battery B, Ist. Battalion, 113th. Artillery; a component of the US Army with a date of Enlistment on 15 July 1965, and discharged on July 14, 1971.
This Complainant declares that upon separation from the North Carolina National Guard (Battery B, Ist. Battalion, 113th. Artillery) on July 14, 1971, he received an ‘Honorable Discharge’.
This Complainant declares that on a Department of Defense ‘Order’ and on or about July 29 or July 30, 1969, that Battery B, Ist. Battalion, 113th. Field Artillery was in training at Ft. Stewart, Georgia on 105mm towed Artillery guns.
At the specific date and time of this training in 1969, and on a 105mm Field Artillery gun, this Complainant was assigned at a Field Artillery gun forward guard position placed approximately 50 to 100 meters directly in front of a 105mm Field Artillery Battery gun that is a reference in Item 6.
This Complainant declares that while battery B was firing 105mm shells with timed fuses, a timed fuse affixed to a 105mm shell exploded immediately, prematurely, and untimely after leaving the 105mm artillery gun tube of the Field Artillery field gun placed directly toward the rear of the forward guard position. The timed fuse of the 105mm artillery gun was projected for, and should have exploded some miles away, and above a designated and specified target. If released, US Army records will prove this defective timed fuse affixed to a 105mm shell was a World War II issue weapon; at least 24+ years old. This is undisputed evidence supported by other Battery B fellow soldiers as on-the-scene witnesses.
An emergency ‘Cease Fire’ was immediately called by Battery B Officers as this Complainant was injured and was checked by the Battery B Firing Officer and 2 other Non Commissioned Officers (NCOs) on site. There were no Medical attendants at the time. This same Battery B Officer and two NCOs are the ones who present ‘sworn statements’ relating to this accident.
Prior to any additional Artillery firing, all other unused timed fuses were checked by Officers and Non Commission Officers to prevent any additional accidental, unpredicted, premature, and untimely accidental explosions. While Complainant’s ears were bleeding, this Complainant refused Medical care and refused to sign an official accident report. Firing Officers and Non Commissioned Officers on sight offered and encouraged Complainant to seek medical care.
Complainant refused medical help and official accident report offers as Complainant erroneously believed his hearing would recover, and Complainant believed any accident and/or personal injury claim would be representative as Complainant being opposed to the US Military, and/or the US Government. This Complainant’s personal position was based on President John F. Kennedy’s January, 1961 statement when he said, “And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.” This Complainant also believed seeking medical help at the time would illustrate a sign of weakness for an Artilleryman.
Complainant states that his hearing was damaged from this unpredicted, premature, and untimely accident. Complainant has sworn statements from 1 Officer and 2 Non Commissioned Officers supporting this evidence; who were present and on-the-scene. Complainant further states that his hearing has never recovered.
During this time of service in the US Military and while in the field firing artillery, there was no US Army Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) instructions for soldiers to wear hearing protection; different from todays’ SOP instructions requiring hearing protection.
Complainant further states his decision for seeking Veterans Administration compensation and other assistance some forty years after the accident was due to several personal loses, and specifically, two Heart Attacks, one Stroke, and now six back surgeries; all that have left this Complainant totally disabled and unable to earn a living.
This summary is to point out for your knowledge in an Official Record within US Army files where there are facts relating to the Complainant that the VA has not retrieved and more likely never asked for:
This Complainant recalls that the US Army has at least 2 US Army Audiologist testing reports on this Complainant that are located somewhere in US Army files. This Complainant had one medical check-up in approximately January 1965 as directed by the Anson County Draft Board that ‘ordered’ a total US Military Check-up. This Complainant was ordered to meet in Wadesboro, NC at the Anson County Draft Board office and then transported with others by; I believe a Trailways Transportation bus (now Greyhound Lines) transporting me to Charlotte, NC for a US Military total pre-draft Check-up including a hearing test by a US Army Audiologist. This total pre-draft Check-up including a hearing test was completed at the US Army Reserves facility just a few blocks east of the Charlotte, NC square; then transported back to the Anson County Draft Board office in Wadesboro, NC.
There may be another hearing test by a US Army Audiologist in the summer of 1966 while the Complainant was ordered and stationed at Ft. Bragg, NC (better known at the time as Tent City) for a period of 2 weeks; under Department of Defense orders as directed by the US Army Reserves, 108 Division, Greensboro-High Point, NC base location area. Again, there were no reports relevant to this Complainant’s hearing other than that this Complainant had excellent hearing.
In or about March 1965, I received a letter of communication from the US Army and/or the Anson County Draft Board reporting that I had flat feet, corrective lenses for bad sight, and a number 1 finger amputated near the first joint on my left hand. Because of my right eye sight, my left eye and my left hand had caused my amputated finger to become my trigger finger. It appeared that I had been rejected.
Although, I did have a hearing test by a US Army Audiologist at the about January 1965 pre-draft examination at the time, there was no communication by US Army Audiologist’s report relevant to my hearing other than that I had excellent hearing.
In early June, 1965 I chose to go ahead and join the NC Army National Guard; only days before I received another letter from the Anson County Draft Board with orders to report to active duty in a draft. My newer decision to join the NC Army National Guard superseded the Anson County Draft Board’s orders. I wanted to serve my America!
Due to the US Army pressing for massive numbers of new troops in 1965 to be trained and sent to Vietnam, there was a major delay in all National Guard’s trainees going to any Army base for Basic Training as all Basic Training camps were packed to the limits.
In January 1967, I received military orders to report to Ft. Bragg, NC for Basic Training. Here again, at Ft. Bragg, the US Army did another full US Military Check-up; including a Hearing test by a US Army Audiologist at Ft. Bragg, NC. And again, the verbal report to me was that I had excellent hearing.
The US Army has an official record showing my excellent Hearing as determined by their own US Army Audiologist in about January 1965, a second US Army Audiologist Hearing test in mid to late January, 1967, and perhaps with other ‘Official US Army’ reports with a test report of ‘excellent hearing’ as verbally reported to me. Their own US Army Audiologist tests records will prove to confirm this evidence at these times.
Additionally, my request has been ignored by the Veteran Administration for the documentation of the dating of a 24 year old World War II issued 105mm Artillery faulty timed fuse exploded immediately after leaving the artillery gun tube of the Field Artillery field gun in late July or early August 1969, rather than exploding some miles away, and above a designated and specified target.
This Official Claim is and was based on my ‘bi-lateral hearing losses’ hat was created in the US Military accident in late July or early August 1969 that damaged my hearing.
When this accident happened, on I believe July 29 or July 30, 1969, I was posted, under order, some 50 to 100 meters, as a guard, directly in front of the 105mm Artillery Gun as directed by one of my sworn witnesses, 1st SGT Johnny Williams whom also served America as an Artilleryman in the Korean War.
It was an accident when at least a dated 24 year old World War II issued 105mm Artillery faulty timed fuse exploded immediately after leaving the artillery gun tube of the Field Artillery field gun, rather than exploding some miles away, and above a designated and specified target. This dated 24+ year old fuse was issued by the US Army Ordinance in Ft. Stewart, GA to our US Army NC National Guard unit on the US Army reservation. This complainant has asked the VA for evidence of confirmation of this dated World War II issued 105mm Artillery faulty timed fuse; without any response.
It appears the VA is denying the accident, my loss of hearing, and/or the 5 ‘Honorable’ US Military retirees and another sister who is a retired public school teacher’s sworn statement witnesses of this accident on this Complainant’s claim.
This documented ‘dated’ World War II issued 105mm Artillery faulty timed fuse and the official report of this incident is in a US Army file somewhere.
I certainly did refuse medical attention even thought my ears were bleeding. I truly did not wish to seek anything at any time for me from my US Government. Additionally, seeking medical help at the time would illustrate a sign of weakness for an Artilleryman.
The ‘bi-lateral hearing loss’ is clearly identified by on-the-scene Military witnesses of my hearing differences of before and after this accident. The US Army has official records of excellent hearing by US Army Audiologist tests on this Complainant in at least 2, 3, or even more Hearing tests beginning in 1965 and thru 1967.
My goal in life was to continue without the assistance of our US Government.
The record should show in US Army records that on at least 3 hearing test (and maybe more) by US Army Audiologist within early (January) 1965 through the spring (March) of 1967 whereas this Complainant had excellent hearing.
Over my adult years, and in a small effort to enhance the lives of others, this Complainant has participated as a volunteer and leader in many Not-For-Profits including the American Cancer Society; the American Heart Association; NC American Red Cross, Easter Seals; National Kidney Foundation; Boy Scouts for America; Rotary International; St. Jude’s Children Hospital; Lions International; United Way; Masonic Lodge 618; the Friendship Home of Monroe, NC; Union County, NC Community Shelter, and others.
This Complainant’s most gratifying memories of successes was an unorganized group of men and women in Monroe, and Union County, NC who normally on a daily basis had breakfast at Duke’s Grill in Monroe, NC and who sought out for many of those in needs; and then delivering their needs without any others’ knowledge. One success was to pay off a low 5 figure homeowners’ debt to a widow, immediately after the death of her spouse. Another was to present a rented home and utilities for a period of time to a substantiated case of an abused woman with 3 children, some 10 days before Christmas. The house included a presentation of an oil heater with fuel, all furniture, appliances, and groceries for food; then topped off with a huge ‘Santa Clause’ for the 3 young children.
This Complainant’s life all changed when Complainant suffered a 2nd heart attack, followed by a stroke some few days later on America’s Birthday, July 4, 2002 that left this Complainant totally disabled; with little resources without the abilities to work and make a living. This Complainant has often said the stroke left this Complainant with only my Salvation and my Social Security disability.
With this Complainant’s 2nd Heart attack followed by a stroke and several back surgeries at the time, this Complainant still did not seek Social Security disability. Dr. Larry Watt at Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute, Charlotte, NC came to my hospital room in Carolina Medical Center-Main, Charlotte, NC telling me that my working days were over because to my brain damage from a stroke. Dr. Watt told this Complainant that he, Dr. Watt, had submitted the Social Security disability claim on this Complainant.
After all these health and financial failures when later, at the suggestions of many others whom I served with in our Military and at work, insisted that I go to the Veterans Administration and submit an Official Claim for US Military related monthly compensation from the 1969 accident as explained in this declaration.
As for added information, my NC National Guard unit, Btry. B, 1st. Bn, 113th FA, Monroe, NC consistently finished Number 1 in all competition, with one exception. Even with that 1 failure, corrections were made immediately and Btry. B, again finished Number 1 in competition.
During my 6 year tenure in the Military, all members of Btry. B, 1st. Bn., 113th FA were professional soldiers in every respect; at all times. Battery B represented professionalism assembled with skilled, competent, and motivated men. Btry. B members took voluminous pride in our complete Battery B; its’ efficiency, and its’ effectiveness. We all worked together as a Military family.
Anywhere in the field on a Military reservation, our Battery B could be riding down a road in or on our Battery B trucks, when we unexpectedly, would receive a Fire Mission from the respective Base Command for a target miles away. We would stop our vehicles, separate the towed 105mm Artillery gun from the truck, set up our 105mm Artillery guns for firing, our Fire Direction Control (FDC) would plot the target on the map, provide the azimuth and elevation to the gun Sergeants, and those on the Battery B guns would deliver 105mm shells to or within the effective ‘target’ area within some 3 minutes of time. These war-practices were in real time and before lasers were introduced.
It is difficult for this Complainant to accept the Veterans’ Administration’s reject the decisions on this claim after the sworn statements of these ‘Honorable’ men’s’ entire careers of this Military Officer and four (4) NCOs as unreliable witnesses, while at the same time the VA is failing to ascertain the official records of the US Army concerning this Complainant’s before and after ‘bi-lateral hearing losses’.
It is my belief that most US Veterans would also agree that for the Veterans’ Administration to dismiss the sworn statements of these 5 ‘Honorable’ entire careers; of this 1 retired Military Officer and four (4) now retired (1 now deceased) NCOs as unreliable witnesses, while at the same time, for failing to ascertain the official record of the US Army and their records concerning this Complainant’s official US Army records before, during, and after his ‘bi-lateral hearing losses’ leaves a time of disgrace to the Veterans Administration and others. Based on this VA decision and other Veterans with ‘Honorable’ records, the VA is leaving Veterans naked without information as they are unable to file a complete claim while the VA and US Army may be refusing to ascertain and/or release the records and facts.
It is also my belief that most US Veterans would also agree that many officials in the Veterans Administration are just waiting on time for US Veterans and their witnesses to die; while leaving the Veterans Administration’s decisions unquestioned. One witness with his sworn statement in support of this Complainant’s claim has already died. Others are reaching the older age so as any of us may pass away any day.
Along this journey for Justice within the Veterans Administration, the VA has rejected this Complainant’s claim on several occasions with this Complainant’s appeal.
The mistreatment and other abuse of Veterans and their families as documented evidence is bringing more awareness to members on Capitol Hill, more Americans across our country, and the ‘main-stream’ Medias. An open and totally exposed investigation may expose a depressing ‘cancer’ of fear in America as the Veterans Administration are likely mistreating many other Veterans with similar problems in many other VA Medical facilities and offices across America.
In my very first meeting with the local county Veterans Administration meeting, I was told the VA was required to respond to all communications within 60 days. While this Complainant has abided by the Veterans Administration 60 day rule and/or law, the VA has failed on many occasions.
It appears that many employees within this VA office and others may be busy pushing paper, just to receive their paycheck, rather than serving the Veterans they are employed to represent.
There is still 1 VA appeal currently pending within the DC Veterans Administration; again with a February 21, 2014 video hearing between Winston Salem, NC and the Washington, DC office; as we are in wait after nearing a 120 day decision hearing process.
Yes, I am victim of a betrayal by the Veterans Administration and have suffered profoundly due to their mistreatment.
Oscar Y. Harward
The Va has been taking care of my health since the early seventies. Since that time I have had seven surgeries and have been taking over eleven different types of meds . I will not lie. The VA has saved my life many times. My heart is broken from hearing about the VA in Phoenix where I have been treated since I moved to Phoenix in 2000. Prior to that the VA in Long Beach. I have been angry with the treatment of Vets at the VA in Phoenix,especially Viet Nam vets suffering from agent orange and mental trauma. That is right . Even now after over all these years since the war ended we still suffer. The Phoenix VA police have been called many times because of me questioning the treatment of my fellow vets. Many of you have stories of your own that make you angry inside. In closing, I do not have the strength to tell everything I have seen personally, it will just depress me more. For me this intolerable administration must be brought down before they kill every vet they can. I still remember the day I arrived at the airport. No one was there, not even my family.
The White House chief of staff said Sunday that President Obama is “madder than hell” about reports that dozens of veterans died due to preventable delays at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Appearing on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Denis McDonough said the president is demanding that Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and others in the administration “continue to fix these things until they’re functioning the way that our veterans believe they should.”
“The president is madder than hell. I’ve got the scars to prove it,” he added.
The VA is investigating scheduling practices at its hospitals as part of a nationwide audit after rumors surfaced that a secret electronic wait list showed information from veterans that was entered into computers at a Phoenix VA facility but never saved. Dozens of veterans reportedly died while waiting on the fake lists.
Hi, I’m Melony DeFord and I am a PROUD member of the Tea Party.
I want to share a story with you all and I hope you remember this as I have as we fight the ongoing tyranny, corruption and ‘fundamental change’ that we see daily happening in this country. If we want to save this nation we have to have purpose and focus.
My story here is what keeps me going. I hope it does you all as well.
In 2010, I had a great opportunity to travel this great land of ours with the Tea Party Express.
It was quite a journey for me, and one of many firsts.
It started out in Atlanta and I flew into Las Vegas. I met up with the rest of the Express members where I met some really wonderful people. Our very own Lloyd Marcus was one of the first people I met and we sparked an immediate friendship. Everytime we saw each other it was hugs all around. I miss those hugs. I also met Debbie Lee, whose son Marc Lee was the first Navy SEAL killed in Iraq. She is quite an inspiration. Diana Nagy and The Radio Patriot Andrea Shea King was there too. Amy Kremer, Dustin Stockton, Selena Owens and her family, Joe W. andBenjamin Smith, also a
Navy SEAL, Melanie Morgan, and Joe “The Plumber” was there as well. Later as the tour progressed, I met Lloyd's wonderful and beautiful wife Mary! Another instantaneous friendship developed.
Anyways, that’s my ‘who’s who’ list.
We started out in Searchlight and went from there all the way to Washington DC where we did our last event on April 15th.
We were on the road for 3 weeks and hit 21 cities. By bus. Three of them.
The events were great and we met so many wonderful Patriots every where we went. But what started out as an adventure in taking our Nation back turned into a profound call for me.
At the end of each event, Lloyd would walk back out onstage and call all the Veterans up to the stage and we would all join them and sing “God Bless the U.S.A”. It was moving. To see so many veterans from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq - Operation Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) and Operation Iraqi Freedom was very moving.
After we were done we would shake hands and thank those had served our Nation and had sacrificed so much. Sometimes it would come after Debbie Lee got up and talked about the service and sacrifice of her son.
I can’t recall what city we were in or what point it was on the tour, but I stuck out for me and it is one of the most
memorable things that happened to me on the tour.
We had just finished up with singing “God Bless the USA” and I was walking around shaking hands with our Veterans and this man who had served in Vietnam was standing in front of me crying. I went to shake his hand but I got a great big hug. And he was thanking me for doing what I was doing. I lovingly pushed him back so I could look at him and Thanked HIM for his service for with out him serving and fighting for our Nation I wasn’t or would not have been able to do what I was doing. He grabbed me again. Of course by this time we both were crying. And he Thanked me some more and here is what I told him: “You have fought for me for a long time. It’s time for me to fight for you.” We hugged again and of course he and I were still shedding our tears. I didn’t get to thank to many more after that because I was just to emotional.
Folks, we have the enemy in our land and these Veterans have served us for a long time.
It is now time. Time for us to pick that mantle up and save our country. They are depending on us. Yes, there are those out there standing with us in the trenches, but there are those that cannot.
What is "Taking up the Mantle"? A person who "picks up the mantle" is taking over for someone else--usually a noteworthy person--in the pursuit of a goal.
Photo Credit: Mary Pearson
For nearly 90 years, a World War I memorial cross has honored our nation’s bravest heroes.
Now, angry atheists are suing to tear down this historic war monument in Maryland – the Bladensburg Cross.
Angry atheists have taken aim at the memorial, saying they are “shocked” and “upset” that a cross could honor fallen veterans.
These claims are absolutely ridiculous.
To allow a couple of angry atheists who are “upset” about the cross to tear it down would dishonor our veterans. Those who fought valiantly for our nation a century ago deserve to have their memory cherished by their memorial – the Bladensburg Cross.
The ACLJ is preparing a critical amicus brief to defend the cross and honor our veterans. Stand with us. Join our committee to defend the cross today.
Matt Bruce, Host of The Captain's AMERICA Radio Show, will be in Englewood, FL on Tuesday January 14th with his "FIRE & BRIMSTONE Tea Party Tour." The event starts @ 6:30 PM ET and will be held at the Suncoast Worship Church, 881 South River Rd in Englewood. Hear what group is actually benefiting the most from Obamacare, what really happened in Benghazi, how our Country's being taken apart 'piece by piece' by the Progressive Left and why 2014 is the time to band together to STOP what's been affecting ALL of us here in America. The purpose of our lecture series is to inform and inspire all attending plus accurately inform them about things they are not being told the truth about. Everyone is welcome to attend, admission is FREE and we'd LOVE to see you there! We especially want to invite all of our Radio listeners who hear us opining on Salem Radio AM 930 WLSS Sarasota. For all those who live in Manatee, Sarasota, Desoto, Hardee & Charlotte Counties join us for an interesting & stimulating discussion as we talk about how to take our Country back in 2014 at the voting booth. Hope to see YOU there! Meanwhile, you can check us out by going to: http://thecaptainsamerica.talkspot.com ...
The Party that is now led by John Boehner is totally out of sync with reality. Yes, the Head of the Rino party has gone out of his way, with his sorry Herm Edwards impersonation, to again ostracize the American conservatives that put him in office.
Mr. Boehner- Put Down the Pipe. You need to focus on reality or you will be looking for work flippin’ burgers. I’m sure you then will be screaming for $15.oo an hour for that job.
The Real Republicans Serve God and Country, and can read and write. Most Importantly “We the People” Vote Too! Do you think for a minute that Theatrics like those you used today and actions like standing for the same fleecing of the People the Socialist leaning Democrats do is Good for Americans, or just good for you?
There are many in this country that will not stand for your childish antics any more than they will stand for the same for that Carney clown. The Liberal media will surely put you on T.V. but at what cost? Your manhood, your integrity, your dignity all seems to have been flushed down the toilet like so many O’Promises. You might Keep your Speakership if you like it, but not for long. You may even be good in a debate, but it won’t be against the next Dem running for president. Get your Act together. No, on second thought get your Priorities in Order.
Realistically even my 10 year old girl can see the futility of your words and actions. Even as a Veteran of a whole EIGHT WEEKS in the Navy I can have absolutely ZERO respect for a man of your caliber (or lack of caliber it seems). Respect is not an attribute that is freely given to an office, position, or rank and standing without reason. Respect Must Be Earned. Whether Senator, Congressman, President, Preacher or anyone, Proof of Respect must be earned by deeds, and actions, long before it is awarded or even Deserved.
Tea Party Member or not, I will always tell the truth about the persons I write about. The excuses used these days are so out of control the truth seems to change along the same lines as any current Pole numbers tabulated.
The Fact that you are siding with anyone you can now is proof enough that your credibility is waning fast. You are fast becoming more irrelevant than Jimmy Carter or Rutherford B. Hayes. If you think turning your back on the conservatives that truly will rule this country soon will get you some cushy job so that you really will continue leaching off the American public, you are in for a rude awakening come re-election time.
Please give us more Ted Cruz’s and Ronald Reagan’s in this world. As it is, this nation will end up like the people I used to watch on the other side of the barb wire fences standing in food lines all day long outside of Guantanamo Naval Air Station back in 1977+78. Those people do their best to get to the United States of America even risking death if need be to try for a better life.
So Boehner old friend, Come and tell me why you want to be a Rino, and I’ll tell you why I’m a Tea Party Republican.
If anyone can forward this message on down the line, I’ll be willing and Ready to give a defense for FREEDOM.
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We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
There is an extreme disconnect in the White House when it comes to what is truly in the nation’s interest. The government shutdown which last week forced Honor Flight veterans to stand at barriers to stand at barriers erected by Obama’s orders at their World War II Memorial, is contrasted by Tuesday’s tens of thousands of illegal aliens getting a free pass to march on the National Mall in open defiance is an outrage.
Understand this; Obama intended this and his administration’s goal is to stick it in the eye of all veterans, their families and every American citizen!
Were you angry to see video after video and photo after photo of illegal aliens and their supporters demanding rights from criminals, who broke the law, show up at the nation’s doorstep and says, “You owe me!” The politically correct police are working for Obama and the mainstream media, and American citizens are being figuratively spat on!
On the day the nation was born, America’s founding fathers could not ever contemplate that its soldiers who demonstrated valor on the battlefield would be tossed out of their own memorial, while law breaking-illegal aliens and their sympathizers would brazenly and contemptuously stroll pass them.
Ordinarily this illegal demonstration by illegal aliens would not have even been covered or noticed in the politically correct lawless world inhabited by liberals and mainstream pundits. It has become too common a practice to allow hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens to march in D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles and other cities, when other criminals would have had paddy wagons waiting to whisk the lawbreakers away.
Well, America, this is now the time where the upside down world of liberals and the lawless lawbreakers that are illegal aliens has to come to a stop. There is no way in the world that an American president who took an oath to defend, protect and support the U.S. Constitution should be allowed to ground its meaning into the dirt as Obama has.
The Obama administration was well aware of the coming illegal march by illegal aliens. The administration officials also appeared to know that the best way to hurt the American public was to cherry pick which government operations to shut down and which to ignore. Monuments which celebrated the courage, conviction and gallantry of American’s finest were a perfect target to barricade.
What is insidious about this logic is somehow these socialist-minded bureaucrats in the White House could not forecast that Americans would be outraged and point the finger not at the Republican House but at the man who said “Shut it down!”
The government shut down has brought this contempt for America’s fallen heroes and their loves ones front and center to most Americans in a way the Benghazi tragedy did not. Obama hid, lied, danced away, pointed fingers, denied, and delayed any information of documentation of his involvement in letting these brave Americans needlessly be murdered.
In one of the most despicable and immoral acts of any president in the history of the United States, President Obama, the Commander in Chief, is playing politics over the dead bodies of American soldiers killed in action during the government shutdown. These soldiers were killed following his orders.
Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Law Center, commented, “I cannot conceive of any other president in our history doing what Obama is doing in this situation. As Commander in Chief, he signed the orders sending these young men into harm’s way. They died following his orders. Now he is denying their families the military’s “death gratuity” normally given within 3 days of the death, which covers funeral expenses and travel to Dover Air Force Base to receive the flag draped casket that holds their fallen hero. President Obama is callously adding to the unimaginable grief and the heavy burden these surviving loved ones carrying just to score some political points.”
Thompson continued, “The generals in the Pentagon and the combat general in the field also share in the moral responsibility to our troops. How could they allow this to happen?”
The recently passed Pay Our Military Act should allow for these death gratuity payments. If the lawyers in the Obama administration say otherwise, Congress must act to quickly overturn this outrageous injustice to our fallen warriors. See if he will veto the bill. Or he could issue his oft-used Executive Order as Commander in Chief to allow those payments.”
This is the latest optic in the “make it painful policy” his administration is using in his battle with Republicans over the government shutdown.
Sadly, this isn’t the first time the Obama Administration has played politics with the lives of those serving our Nation. Obama and his administration already showed total disregard for the WWII Veterans attempting to visit the WWII Memorial.
In Benghazi, for the sake of Obama’s re-election rhetoric, the Obama Administration issued “stand down” orders, offered no intervention and no reinforcements; actions that resulted in the death of 4 Americans including Ambassador Chris Stevens and 2 former Navy SEALS. A year later, the administration is still wrapped up in the politics of that incident.
This is short, but to the point
In 1987 President Reagan said.... Gorbachev, tear down that wall!
Today in 2013 I, Bunky, say........ Obama, TAKE DOWN THOSE BARRICADES!
Please join me in communicating to Washington.....
Do your job...do your votes...do whatever..... But CUT THE
Every day that the "shutdown" continues reveals just how mean and spiteful obama is
Check out these examples
America Washington is Imploding
- White House Disavows White House Statement
- We Did........ We Didn't
- Biden praises Park Rangers who LOCKED DOWN WW II Memorial (Real Heroes)
Shutdown hurts kids with Cancer but dirty harry won’t help
- Critical employees stay on the job….. but …How do you know?
- If you are an Obama pawn to inflict pain on America ….. CRITICAL
- Everybody else ……………..NON-ESSENTIAL
Is it the Constitution or is it Blackmail
- When Obama/reid fail to provide a budget ….. ho hum
- When Congress executes its Constitutional “power of the purse” duties ---- EXTORTION!
How many examples do you need?
His strategy is simple, but we have laws against spewing hate.
Please send this to everybody in your email address book and also to you Senators and Representative.
PS...sorry about the formatting...this editor is not the best................
Again, 167 voting House Democrats voted ‘NAY” on funding Veterans’ appropriations for FY 2014.
All 232 voting Republicans and 32 voting Democrats voted ‘YEA’ on funding Veterans’ appropriations for FY 2014.
Wanted to share the following audio and web site that reveal a gut-wrenching story of a mother’s trials and tribulations, to include death threats and a drive by shooting, while in the process of attempting to get the truth from our government surrounding her son’s mysterious death during an ambush that occurred in the Ganjgal Valley of Afghanistan in September 2009, after many requests for help that were denied by superiors (sound familiar)-You Decide:
Audio: Price for Justice: One of many Benghazi's!-Posted on The Hagmann & Hagmann Report-On March 15, 2013:
PRICE FOR JUSTICE: Gold Star Mother Seeking Truth & Justice!-Posted on Priceforjustice.com-By Susan Price:
Note: The following article and video provide you with Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer’s account of what transpired during the ambush in the Ganjgal Valley of Afghanistan, which resulted in the death of Gunnery Sgt. Aaron Kenefick and his three other comrades (First Lt. Michael Johnson, Corpsman James Layton and Gunnery Sgt. Edwin Wayne Johnson Jr.):
Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer on “60 Minutes”!-Posted on CBSNews.com-On September 15, 2011:
Video: Medal of Honor recipient recalls deadly ambush!-Posted on CBS News-On September 18, 2011:
Note: The following articles and/or blog posts, videos and audio relate to this disturbing issue-You Decide:
Obama’s War On Our Veterans!-Posted on Western Journalism-By KEVIN “COACH” COLLINS-On April 25, 2012:
Armed Services chairman: Obama is anti-military!-Posted on The Washington Times-By Shaun Waterman, The Washington Times-On September 12, 2011:
Obama Strategy Guts U.S. Armed Services!-Posted on WND.com-On July 23, 2011:
The Plot to Destroy the US Military!-Posted on Canada Free Press-By Daniel Greenfield-On March 21, 2011:
Obama’s War Against the U.S. Military!-Posted on Human Events!-By Buzz Patterson-On September 10, 2010:
Video: Obama’s Private Army!-Posted on YouTube.com-By iFreedom4ever-On April 8, 2010:
Audio: Evil Hidden in Plain Site!-Posted on The Hagmann & Hagmann Report-On April 12, 2013:
George Soros – Commander-in-Chief?-Posted on Godfather Politics-By GIACOMO-On October 17, 2011:
“The title of Commander-in-Chief has always been reserved for the President of the United States. This dates back to our first president George Washington who was the Commander in Chief of the Revolutionary Army that gained America’s Independence.
However, it seems that the title is now being passed on to the person controlling the current president.
Billionaire George Soros has been controlling President Obama much like a puppeteer controls his marionette by pulling the right strings to make him do what he wants. Among all of his business ventures, Soros has a financial connection to the recently developed oil industry in Uganda which is estimated to be sitting on 2-6 billion barrels of crude oil.
Revenue Watch Institute, an organization that is funded by Soros, was instrumental in developing Uganda’s oil guidelines in 2008. RWI provided the grant funding for Africa Institute for Energy Governance which in turn was used to create Publish What You Pay Coalition of Uganda. PWYP’s principle task has been to help establish Uganda’s oil policies and to streamline them to help make it more transparent and promote accountability.
However, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has pretty much taken control of the country’s oil industry and has consequently disregarded the guidelines that Soros and company established
Soros also owns an outfit known as Open Society Institute. OSI is one of the three non-government entities that financially support Global Centre for Responsibility to Protect. GCRP is a military policy that is being used by some to urge Obama to take action in Uganda. OSI has a number of offices in Uganda.
Purely a coincidence I’m sure, but some of the authors and advisors for Responsibility to Protect are associated with Soros and serve on boards of other organizations with him. One of those is the National Security Council special adviser on human rights to President Obama, Samantha Powers.
Ugandan Youth Action Fund is run by Soros’ Open Society Institute. Its purpose is to “identify, inspire, and support small groups of dedicated young people who can mobilize and influence large numbers of their peers to promote open society ideals.”
Another Soros owned organization; the International Crisis Group issued a report in 2010 to Obama and key lawmakers. The ICC report states, “To the U.S. government: Deploy a team to the theatre of operations to run an intelligence platform that centralizes all operational information from the Ugandan and other armies, as well as the U.N. and civilian networks, and provides analysis to the Ugandans to better target military operations.”
Upon the urgings of master puppeteer George Soros, President Obama has sent an initial force of about 100 military advisors to Uganda. Supposedly, their purpose is to advise the country’s officials to capture or eliminate the rebel leader Joseph Kony. Kony heads the rebel force that calls themselves the Lord’s Resistance Army. He has been charged with human rights violations and is on the US list of terrorists.
So what is the real reason US military advisors are being sent to Uganda? Is it for the interest of the US or for our national security or is it to help protect Soros’ financial investments? This also brings up the question about who is the real Commander-in-Chief, President Obama or George Soros?”
Note: The following eye opening article and/or blog post reveals a George Soros funded unincorporated association by the name of “Peace and Security Funders Group (PSFG)”, which was established in 1999 and consists of more than 50 private and public foundations that give a portion of their $27 billion in combined assets to leftist organizations that undermine the war on terror in several interrelated ways: (a) by characterizing the United States as an evil, militaristic, oppressive nation that exploits vulverable populations all over the globe; (b) by accusing the U.S. of having provoked, through its unjust policies and actions, the terror attacks against it, and consequently casting those attacks as self-defensive measures taken in response to American transgressions; and (c) by depicting America’s military and legislative actions against terror as unjustified, extreme, and immoral-You Decide:
Funding the War Against the War on Terror!-Posted on FrontPageMagazine.com-By: John Perazzo –On October 6, 2006:
When A U.S. President IS Muslim Brotherhood! (Part 1)-Posted on Tea Party Command Center-By Jake Martinez-On August 17, 2014
Letter to our NM U.S. Representative Michelle Lujan-Grisham (re: Articles of Impeachment and Impeachment Proceedings)!-Posted on Tea Party Command Center-By Jake Martinez-On August 12, 2014:
Blowing a whistle on Benghazi: There’s no hiding four murders! (Part 1)
Letter to NM Representative (re: Request For Congressional Investigation Into Mysterious Downing of Chinook Helicopter in Afghanistan)!
Vice President Biden Calls for a New World Order!
Obamanites Get Violent in Support of the Agenda!
Nearly 80 percent don’t trust the government!
Where Is America Today?
The Fightin Side of Me!
When Injustice Becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty!
Note: If you have a problem viewing any of the listed blog posts, please copy website link and paste it on your browser. Sure seems like any subject matter that may be considered controversial by this administration is being censored-What happened to free speech?-You Decide:
“Food For Thought”
God Bless Our Troops-God Bless America!
By Oscar Y. Harward
Did you know? Are you aware the record for Roll Call 506 on October 1, 2013, 164 of the 200 Democrats in the US House voted “NAY” for legislation to support ‘Veterans Benefits Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014’?
All 231 Republicans in the US House voted “YEA” for legislation to support ‘Veterans Benefits Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014’.
See and read the votes: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll506.xml
See and real the legislation summary:
“Veterans Benefits Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 - Makes appropriations for FY2014 for veterans' benefits, specifically for entitlements and other mandatory payments whose budget authority was provided in the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013 (division E of P.L. 113-6), to continue activities at the rate to maintain program levels under current law, under the authority and conditions provided in the applicable appropriations Act for FY2013, to be continued through December 15, 2013. Allows obligations for mandatory payments due on or about the first day of any month that begins after October 2013 but not later than 30 days after December 15, 2013, to continue to be made and makes funds available for such payments.
Provides amounts for "Department of Veterans Affairs--Departmental Administration--General Operating Expenses, Veterans Benefits Administration" at a specified rate for operations, subject to the authority and conditions as provided under P.L. 113-6, and makes them available to the extent and in the manner that would be provided by such Act.
Makes appropriations and funds made available and authority granted under this joint resolution available until whichever of the following first occurs: (1) the enactment into law of an appropriation for any project or activity provided for in this joint resolution, (2) the enactment into law of the applicable appropriations Act for FY2014 without any provision for such project or activity, or (3) December 15, 2013.
Expresses the sense of Congress that this joint resolution may also be referred to as the Honoring Our Promise to America's Veterans Act” http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:HJ00072:@@@D&summ2=m&.
How disgraceful for Capitol Hill Democrats to turn their back on our Veterans who have served our nation!
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