Yes it was Genocide against Armenians Mr President

On April 24, 1915 the Ottoman Empire (Turkish led) arrested 250 Armenians in Constantinople (Istanbul). After this thousands of Armenians were arrested uprooted from their homes and marched to what is now Syria. They were denied food and water. Woman were raped and mutilated. Many died in the forced march. Many more died of thirst and hunger in the Syrian desert. By 1923 1.5 million Armenians were murdered by the Turks.

History Of Armenian Genocide

The evidence is overwhelming. Even though modern day Turkey denies that Genocide occurred they were thousands of witnesses to the tragic events. Today even President Obama refuses to call it a “genocide” even after promises during his campaign to do so.

It was a systematic murder of Christians by Muslims. But in our overly sensitive times we are not supposed to say anything bad about Muslims or Islam. However if it had been the other way around you can imagine the cries from the Islamic leaders and their apologists in Washington DC.

There is a troubling pattern here. It seems President Obama is more then willing to condemn Christians or Jews or just about anyone except Muslims for their actions.

Mr President, this is disgraceful. Bowing to the Turks in the face of all this evidence is truly cowardly.

When Major Malik Nadal Hasan went on his murderous rampage we have the President asking everyone to “hold their judgment”. Again a Muslim. But when Congresswoman Gifford is shot there is instant reaction from the White house.

No one is telling you Mr President to say all of Islam is evil. But it is time for some truth to be injected here. Stop pandering to Muslims and be honest with the American people.

Note: This is taken from an article I wrote several years ago. It deserved to be repeated.

Armenians force marched by Armed Turkish Soldiers during the Ottoman Empire April, 1915.

The Left are the Real Extremists on Abortion

Rand Paul is Right. The extremists, when it comes to abortion, are the Democrats.

Earlier this week, Senator Rand Paul(R) of Kentucky, called out the Democrats, and specifically Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, about their position on abortion. She had responded to comments Senator Paul had made about abortion recently.

“I support letting women and their doctors make this decision without government getting involved. Period. End of story.” — Congresswoman Wasserman-Schultz

“I think the next question for her should be: ‘Is that the official position of the Democratic Party to be in favor of third-trimester abortions of seven, eight, nine-pound babies?’ A lot of people have left the Democratic Party over their extreme position. I think there will be more leaving if they find out that’s the official position,” — Senator Paul

Senator Paul had earlier called out reporters for their one-sided questioning on abortion. Refusing to ask Pro-Abortion elected officials tough questions.

But more then this, Senator Paul has provided a road map for Pro-Life Republicans, when it comes to debating Abortion. Avoiding the abortion issue has become standard for many GOP candidates but they need to stop being afraid of this issue.

Stop debating abortion on their “terms”. Turn the issue around, make Democrats explain how they can support abortion 1 minute before delivery. Make them explain why taxpayers’ money goes to “Planned Parenthood”, when most voters oppose it. Don’t argue about “rape” or “incest” or any of that, push the focus on the baby and the real extremism of supporting 3rd trimester abortions.

I wrote an article a few years ago about when Human Life Begins

The truth is, there is no serious debate in Medical Science about when Human life begins. It begins at conception.

So we need to ask, “Who really is the ‘anti-science’ party?” We need to stop being afraid of attacking Democrats over their extremism on abortion.

Preborn Child 13 Weeks

Pre-born Child at 13 weeks.

The Iran Deal Disaster

“You had a choice between dishonor or war, you chose dishonor, you will have war” — Winston Churchill 1938

Looking back it seems absurd that anyone would have trusted Adolph Hitler. Most of the world was indeed tired of war. Many people felt World War I (then known as the Great War), did not really change much, and that it was a huge waste of lives, money, and time.

Some were desperate to believe Hitler, thinking war must be avoided at any cost. Churchill proved prophetic in September of 1939 as Hitler invaded Poland to start World War II. Hitler’s book “Mein Kampf” was fairly well known. Many believed the Nazis would never come to power and even if they did, that Hitler hadn’t really meant what he wrote. They could not have been more wrong.

So we fast forward to the present, and hear that the Obama Administration (yes with 5 other countries but the US was the one in the drivers seat) has reached a “deal” with Iran. Those on the Left hail the agreement as they would “peace in our time”, praising it as a way to avoid war.

But what was really accomplished? According to France, not much. A few years ago it would have been unimaginable that France would be “tougher” than the US. Not in Obama’s America. Any administration that decides John Kerry would be a good Secretary of State is in serious trouble to begin with.

What we are really looking at is this, at best this “deal” will kick the problem down the road. At worst it hands Iran the ability to finish their Nuclear Weapons program. Nothing is destroyed only “suspended”. In 10 years the agreement sunsets several provisions.

Of course, the real problem is, there is no way anyone can trust Iran. They have promised to wipe Israel off the map, they have “Death to America” parades. They deny the Holocaust even happened. They have already threatened military action in Yemen, in support of Shiite radicals against Sunnis, specifically Saudi Arabia.

If Iran does build a nuclear weapon, Then Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Qatar, and possibly even Kuwait and Bahrain, will seek nuclear weapons quickly. It would create a Middle East nuclear arms race, that could spiral out of control.

We cannot allow ourselves to become obsessed with avoiding war at any cost. If we do, we run the risk of repeating a nearly fatal mistake. Learning from England’s mistake almost 80 years ago must be a priority. Instead of “peace at any price” we need to focus on Iran without nukes “at any price”.


Religious Liberty and Gay Rights

1st Amendment

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Indiana, earlier this week, became ground zero for controversy over a “Religious Freedom” bill that some say could lead to discrimination, especially against the gay community.

First off, let me just remind my readers that I support Gay Rights. In fact, when it comes to marriage I want the government out of it completely. Why should you need your government’s “permission” to get married? This is consistent with the Conservative view of smaller, less intrusive government.

Now I also support religious freedom 100%. It seems that the Left is more concerned with the “Establishment” clause then the “free exercise thereof” when it comes to religion and the 1st Amendment.

We need to respect the rights of individuals to practice their religion. To force a Christian to cater a gay wedding sure doesn’t sound like Freedom or Liberty to me.

There is no “right” to have a wedding cake at your wedding, gay or straight. There is a very simple solution to this. Just go to a different catering service for your wedding. Or just bake the damn cake yourself.

Wedding Rings

Iran and the Nuke

The other day, President Obama quoted the late President Kennedy saying, “Let us never fear to negotiate”. I seem to recall from history someone else who thought this as well. Neville Chamberlain.

His famous(or infamous) appeasement of Adolf Hitler prior to World War II, is often cited as a cautionary tail against being too naive or desperate when confronting an untrustworthy adversary.

Iran has done nothing to warrant any type of trust whatsoever. They have been a consistent supplier of weapons and support to terrorist groups, especially Hamas. They were a supplier of IEDs, to Shiite militias in Iraq that attacked US soldiers.

Iran has also pledged to “wipe Israel off the map”. “Death to America” is a consistent refrain from Iran’s leaders. Maybe we should believe they really do mean these things when they say them.

Iran must not be allowed to develop and produce a nuclear weapon. The danger to Israel, the US, and the entire Middle East is too great. It would also force a dangerous escalation. Saudi Arabia would try and quickly acquire nuclear weapons as would several other Sunni Muslim Nations.

Whatever it takes this cannot happen. Iran must be stopped.

Israel Flag

Obamacare, a Disaster Economically and Politically

Just a couple weeks ago, the Obama Administration announced that the employer mandate was going to be pushed back at least to 2015. Of course, no mention that the Administration had over 4 years to prepare for the mandate. Sure does a lot to inspire confidence that this same government can actually run a healthcare system. In reality, this was something President Obama didn’t want to do, but he had to face political reality.

First of all, as many of us warned for years, Obamacare is certainly not “good” for the economy, as the Administration tried to claim, but is a complete disaster. No new, major program ever, in the history of the United States has ever come in “under budget”. In fact, they have always come in way above budget.

Let’s take a look at Medicare. It is the closest to Obamacare in scope and industry it affected. Medicare passed in 1965, with a cost of $3 Billion in the first year. The House Ways and Means Committee, at the time estimated that by 1990 the program would cost $12 Billion, even after inflation. The true cost of Medicare in 1990 was $107 Billion. That isn’t just a wrong estimate it was no where near the real cost. That just scratches the surface.

So we knew this in 2009, why did the administration delay the Employer mandate just 2 weeks ago?

It is politics. Red State Democrats were in an uproar. The 2014 elections looked like an impending disaster for them. Left wing supporting businesses also were complaining to the White House. I guess they should have read it before supporting it in 2009.

This delay makes it clear that Obamacare needs to be relegated to the dust bin of history. No more “time” will make a difference. It is only a tactic to try and salvage 2014 for the Democrats. Just look at all the Senate Democrats who are retiring instead of facing the voters. It tells you all you need to know about what is going on here. Time to repeal Obamacare is now.

Time to Stand and Fight

First, let me say thanks to the NRA (National Rifle Association) for the “Stand and Fight” drive. Protecting the 2nd amendment is the focus, and we need to heed the call.

Normally, I don’t write endorsements of organizations, much less make a plea for people to join them. But, never before, have our gun rights been attacked as they are currently being attacked across this country.

From Connecticut to Colorado, from New York to California, and all the way to Washington DC, the gun control forces are on the march, and they mean to take no prisoners. Make no mistake, the ultimate goal of the gun grabbers is to take all guns out of the hands of citizens. Frankly, it is more about Government control over people’s lives, then it is about guns.

With the White House pushing hardest for “gun control”, the battle will be at the top and all he way down to the state and local governments. With the recent Colorado actions we have seen the Vice President lobby State Representatives personally and forcefully. Our 2nd amendment enemies are strong.

We can be stronger. There are almost 100 million gun owners in this country. I suspect it is more, because some are already afraid to admit having guns for fear of being listed as “gun owner” by the government.

The NRA has been making very strong membership gains for many months now. They have pushed past 4 million members. Still, that is a small percentage of gun owners. A run on ammunition continues, and some guns are increasingly hard to find. Many do recognize the danger. But many still have not acted. It’s time for that to change.

I urge anyone who wants to see our 2nd amendment defended, to please join the NRA today. Don’t wait. Don’t put it off. Our enemies aren’t. They are strong and organized. But we gun owners can certainly fight back.

Even if you don’t wish to join the NRA there are other organizations you could join. The 2nd Amendment foundation and the Gun Owners of America are just two.

Just to be clear, I don’t benefit personally in ANY way if you join one of these groups. But, our country does benefit, and our country needs you. Will you answer the call?



2nd Amendment Foundation


Roe v Wade, 40 Years of Horror

To be Honest, I really can’t express the depth of sadness, in words, as another anniversary of Roe v Wade comes, and the killing of the pre born continue. This truly is, an American holocaust, almost beyond imagination. Over 50 million pre born children, have been murdered in the last 40 years, before they could even see the light of day.

The movie “Mr Smith goes to Washington”, was made between the 1st and 2nd World Wars. Jimmy Stewart plays a young idealist thrown suddenly into the corrupt world of Washington politics. Late in the movie Stewart says “Sometimes the lost causes are the ones most worth fighting for”. He says this, as he confronts a Senator, who was a close friend of Stewart’s father, who had been a young idealist also. But as he got older, he had become corrupt and played “the game” better then anyone.

I’m not saying the fight against abortion is a lost cause. Even if, there are some days it feels like it is. But more then ever, it is cause worth fighting for.

So today, I and many others, reflect with sadness, this anniversary of a Supreme Court decision that has done so much harm to this country and it’s children.

I dedicate this article to those 50 million children, and to the ending of killing the innocent in the name of “convenience”.


Obama, Kids, Guns And The Face of Failure

When I was growing up, guns were all around me. My grandfather had several, and it seemed every friend’s father had at least one gun. Most often it was a hunting rifle. In Southeastern Pennsylvania, Deer Hunting season was almost a religious holiday. There were never ending stories of how they got their first deer, or how they almost got that Big Buck.

My father and grandfather had already given up hunting, so I was left to hear the stories and use a bit of imagination. But after all these years, what really stands out, are the times the kids I grew up with, spent with their dad. It really was a great bonding time for all of them. Now, I didn’t really feel left out, my dad and grandfather were “baseball” dads and hardly missed a game, so we just had a different bonding activity. But even after giving up hunting, they never gave up their guns.

Like many of you, I watched the President’s statement on Wednesday on guns, and the sickening feeling I got, as I saw how he was using those children to try and play on people’s emotions, seemed to settle in my stomach. No, there would not be one fact, not one study, or one program cited that pointed out that “Gun Control” was somehow effective.This was about a photo op. A time to try and pull at people’s heartstrings, to get them to support something they normally would not.

But there was something else there. I haven’t heard anyone else mention this, or say they observed this, so maybe it was just me. However, what I saw, in the President’s face, was a man who look defeated. Oh, the impression of sadness was being made, but it seemed much more then sadness to me. The President tried to sound confident, but his tone, and his body language, betrayed him. It was almost if, he had just gotten off the phone with Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) and he had told the President that there was no way any of these measures would pass the Democratic controlled Senate, much less the GOP controlled House.

Oh, I certainly could be wrong. When I looked at those 23 Executive Orders he signed, I felt even more confident in my belief that the President already felt defeated. Yes, I do oppose them, but considering what I was expecting, it was extremely mild. And if we look closely, the President actually signed 3 executive “actions” (same thing as orders just a different name) and various letters and reports. One is, “nominate an ATF Director”. Seriously, you need to sign something saying that “we” need to do this?

WSJ: List of Executive Actions,

My basic point here is that this was more song and dance then anything. The President was trying to give the appearance of “doing something” about guns.

Even so, those of us who believe in the 2nd Amendment, need to keep the pressure on Congress. We can’t let this be simply be “another issue”. It is about the right of a free people, to defend themselves, against a tyrannical government. Especially if you live in states, that have Democrat Senators, but have majorities of gun rights supporters in their state. Places like Nevada, Indiana, West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and several others.

I would suggest, that if you have not already, that you join the NRA or another 2nd Amendment supporting group. I am a proud member of the NRA and their work is critical, especially now. Guns SAVE many lives and Gun rights must not be sacrificed on the alter of emotional excesses. Freedom depends on it.


Will Obama Use ‘Executive Action’ on Guns?

This past week, Vice President Joe Biden, met with various groups to discuss “gun violence”. Well, actually to talk about using government power to “control” guns. The key word here is “control”.

Here is what Biden said:

“We are not going to get caught up in the notion that unless we can do everything, we’re going to do nothing. It’s critically important that we act,” said Biden …”There are executive orders, executive action that can be taken. We haven’t decided what that is yet,” Biden said, adding that Obama is conferring with Attorney General Eric Holder on potential action.

So the Vice President wants the President to use “executive action”, but has no idea what that action may be. In other words, “We don’t care if our action is constitutional or not, we will figure out a way around that”.

Should this surprise anyone? This administration has shown total disregard for the U.S. Constitution.

One of the things this administration is “looking into” is more and better “tracking” of gun sales both public and private. Who are they trying to kid? Remember ‘Fast and Furious’ anyone? The government let guns go south of the border into Mexico on purpose, but now wants to restrict the American Public from their 2nd Amendment rights. Hypocritical doesn’t begin to describe this administrations actions.

More From the Vice President:

But now, “the president and I are determined to take action,” Biden said at Wednesday’s meeting with gun violence victims and gun-control advocates.
“This is not an exercise in photo opportunities or just getting to ask you all what your opinions are. We’re reaching out to all parties on whatever side of the debate you fall,” he said…

With all due respect Mr Vice President, that is EXACTLY what this was, a Photo Op. You, nor anyone else in this administration, plan on listening to anyone on this. The focus has been how you can grab guns from law abiding citizens. That was, and is you plan, no matter what was “discussed” at this meeting.

I won’t detail my support for the 2nd Amendment and why, but I will direct you to an article I wrote this past summer.

“The Second Amendment is Crucial to Freedom” —

These proposed actions from the Obama administration, must be opposed. We cannot stand by, while they just shred the 2nd Amendment before our eyes. I encourage any of my readers, who have not yet joined the NRA, or any other 2nd Amendment defending organization, to join them now.

Here is a link to the NRA website:

We must not be silent anymore.

Vice President Joe Biden