November 26, 2010

Price of Naiveté Could Be Millions...of Lives


Americans have long been a very tolerant and altruistic people. No doubt this is in no small part because of the Christian foundation of this nations founding. I have long felt personally that Christians have too often misinterpreted the 'turn the other cheek' tale of the Bible. Perhaps that is another post someday but for now suffice it to say that it is my belief that God expects His children to stand up for what is right and good, and yes, even fight for it. Showing personal humility and suffering personally to show others the promise of God's love is wholly good. However, failing to stand up to evil and aggression which results in injury or death to others is wholly wicked.
How many times must history repeat itself before intellect will prevail over emotional naiveté? How many lives will be lost by future naiveté? There is of course no way to tell how many lives might have been saved had Chamberlain (England 1938) not been seduced by Hitler's false proclamations concerning Germany's expansionist dream. More recently, when Mohamar Qaddafi of Libya was engaging in terrorist activities and causing international strife, President Ronald Reagan launch attacks on him personally. His office, his house and even his tent were targeted. Some of his family was killed in these strikes. Qaddafi has been very quiet since those days. How many airplanes were saved from his terror? How many of his own people were saved from his extremist agenda possibly causing all out war against them? Yet this same president, when Marines were attacked in Lebanon, retreated forthwith, rubbing his bloody nose. This event was cited by Osama bin Laden as a reason that a war of terror on America would succeed. It showed, he inferred that America didn't have the stomach for a protracted war. How many lives did that cost us? All of the 9/11 lives lost, all of the embassy bombings, the war in Afghanistan; all lives lost because of naiveté when facing a threat. President Jimmy Carter was faced with a threat when Iran took Americans hostage after storming our embassy. We all know the history of his weak response and abject failure to adequately respond to naked aggression. We were afraid of the lives that may be lost in fighting Iran in 1979. Well, now Iran has nuclear ambitions and a fundamentalist, possibly insane, president who has promised to wipe Israel off the map. How many lives will be lost if nuclear weapons are used against Israel? All because of a weak response in the face of aggression.
Often times we assume that dealing with nations is different than dealing with individuals. However, the opposite is true. It is not hard to understand, after all nations are run by people, with all of the ego and fear and other flaws we all have.
This is even more so with dictatorships as they are run by one personality alone. So when the bully at school shows aggression and you do nothing what happens? Well, he continues to show more and more; until one day you've had enough and you lash out in anger and the fight is on. But what happens after that? The bully leaves you alone and moves on to the next weakling he can find. It is no different with nations. And if the weaklings all band together and threaten, and carry out the threat, to punish the bully for his behavior he will cease altogether.
We now live in a time when America is the biggest baddest toughest kid on the block; and yet we cower to small bullies who show aggression because of a very naive and ignorant belief that we are saving lives by not engaging them. The exact opposite is true. We are condemning future peoples to death by our own cowardice. Just as no greater love is shown by laying ones life down for another, so too no greater contempt is shown, than by forcing another to lay down their lives for your cowardice. America must stand against aggression in all possible cases, sooner rather than later. To do otherwise is to earn the contempt of future generations who must fight much larger and bloodier battles in our stead. May God have mercy on our souls, our grandchildren may not.

by: Keith D. Rodebush

November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving in Context


“Having undertaken, for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian faith, and honor of our King and Country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia, do by these presents solemnly and mutually, in the presence of God, and one of another, covenant and combine our selves together…” William Bradford at the signing of the Mayflower Compact

“It cannot be emphasized too clearly and too often that this nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religion, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason, peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.” Patrick Henry

“It has been the error of the schools to teach astronomy, and all the other sciences, and subjects of natural philosophy, as accomplishments only; whereas they should be taught theologically, or with reference to the Being who is the author of them: for all the principles of science are of divine origin. Man cannot make, or invent, or contrive principles: he can only discover them; and he ought to look through the discovery to the Author.”
“The evil that has resulted from the error of the schools, in teaching natural philosophy as an accomplishment only, has been that of generating in the pupils a species of atheism. Instead of looking through the works of creation to the Creator himself, they stop short, and employ the knowledge they acquire to create doubts of his existence. They labour with studied ingenuity to ascribe every thing they behold to innate properties of matter, and jump over all the rest by saying, that matter is eternal.” Thomas Paine

“It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.” George Washington

"We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." John Adams in a letter to Thomas Jefferson

“Let divines and philosophers, statesmen and patriots, unite their endeavors to renovate the age by impressing the minds of men with the importance of educating their little boys and girls, inculcating in the minds of youth the fear and love of the Deity… and leading them in the study and practice of the exalted virtues of the Christian system.” Samuel Adams

“Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.” George Washington

“Why is it that, next to the birthday of the Savior of the world, your most joyous and most venerated festival returns on this day [the Fourth of July]?" “Is it not that, in the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior? That it forms a leading event in the progress of the Gospel dispensation? Is it not that the Declaration of Independence first organized the social compact on the foundation of the Redeemer's mission upon earth? That it laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity"? John Quincy Adams

"It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favors." George Washington

"Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they therefore who are decrying the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime and pure...are undermining the solid foundation of morals, the best security for the duration of free governments." Charles Carroll - signer of the Declaration of Independence

“God governs in the affairs of man. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? We have been assured in the Sacred Writings that except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it. I firmly believe this. I also believe that, without His concurring aid, we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel” Benjamin Franklin at the Constitutional Convention 1787

“God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are a gift from God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, and that His justice cannot sleep forever.” Thomas Jefferson

"To the kindly influence of Christianity we owe that degree of civil freedom, and political and social happiness which mankind now enjoys. . . . Whenever the pillars of Christianity shall be overthrown, our present republican forms of government, and all blessings which flow from them, must fall with them." Jedediah Morse

"...No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.” Noah Webster

"Let it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to choose for rulers just men who will rule in the fear of God [Exodus 18:21]. . . . If the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted . . . If our government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the Divine commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the laws." Noah Webster The History of The United States

George Washington's 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation

Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me to "recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:"
"Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enable to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.
And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand, at the city of New York, the 3d day of October, A.D. 1789.

So...when the socialist professors try to teach your kids that Thanksgiving is just the result of the Pilgrims thanking the Indians for teaching us how to fish and grow corn; remind them of Providence and His hand in the founding of this nation, His protection of it's heirs and the responsibility of each and every American to Thank Him daily for His grace in providing us with the greatest government known to Man; and thereby teaching them the tremendous price that will be paid should we forget that indisputable Truth.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Thanks to God Almighty for our nations founding.
Praise be to Him.
May He continue to bless this great nation as we continue to praise Him.

November 23, 2010

Workin' on a Chaingang!

When are we going to get serious about our representatives? We have lobbyist for airport scanners getting paid millions after serving as the head of the department that orders the scanners! Where is the outrage? We have multiple politicians who have no problem writing complicated tax laws to trap small businesses into confiscatory tax rates, stifling the economy, putting Americans out of work and destroying peoples lives; yet they can't seem to figure out how to pay their own taxes! And when they get caught? Well, it's just a misunderstanding! They'll pay it, don't worry. They get a slap because it's not really against the rules for them you see. Oh did I mention they write the rules? This is egregious corruption at all levels of our government. We need to see some folks go to prison. And I mean some hard time 10-20 minimum. The havoc that they wreak upon the hard working people of this country while they live in the lap of luxury, break laws, lie, cheat and steal; all the while holding themselves up as some sort of ruling class that is above the simple taxpayer. It makes me sick. It makes me angry. It makes me want to vote every one of them out! How about you? How long are YOU going to bend over and take it? Kiss your chains. KISS YOUR CHAINS!
Nancy Pelosi gets reelected? Harry Reid? Mitch McConnell? Lamar Smith? Are you kidding me? These people have fed at the government trough for decades. Only when election time comes around do they even pretend to care what you think. If we don't clean out this den of snakes in the next few elections then we are not worthy of the honor bestowed upon us by the likes of Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, James Madison and George Washington. That honor is to protect and pass on a constitutional republic to our children. Do YOU deserve it? Really? When's the last time you told a liberal just how destructive they are to America? Hmmmm? No guts....No Honor....No pride? Look your children or your siblings children in the eye and tell them you are doing all that is possible to save their Liberty. If you can't do that then someday you will be an embarassment to them. Do you doubt me?

by: Keith D. Rodebush

November 16, 2010

Get Off Of My Cloud!


A sleeping giant is being awakened in this country. It is not a quick startled type of awakening for sure. It is a slow monotonous irritation that beckons the attention of the slumbering polypheme. The haze of sweet repose blurs the initial vision of the behemoth rendering it slow to react to the surrounding threat. Recognition of the danger turns indifference to alacrity.

Of course this giant is the traditional, hard working, God fearing American. And now, this is one ticked off Colossus!

We are sick and tired of you telling us that flying the American flag is offensive to some people! Really? Then get the hell out of our country! If you don't approve of our flag then you don't approve of our country. Go to a country which rates your approval.

We've had it with socialist professors who have never accomplished a damn thing in their entire lives except waxing eloquently about the evils of the capitalism that allows them to be paid idiots, sponging off of the workers who actually produce something for this country. Get a real job Commie punk!

NO! We don't want to push 1 for English. Why don't you push 2 for go the hell away to wherever your language of choice is spoken.

We're through with your mamby pamby political correctness you Jackwagon!

We see completely through your imbecilic attempts to divide this nation along financial and racial lines! All Americans deserve freedom! All Americans deserve the fruits of their labors. All Americans deserve EQUAL access to the free market system! All Americans deserve the right to fail or succeed without the federal government punishing them for either! GET YOUR HANDS OFF OF OUR MONEY YOU CORRUPT BASTARDS!

We're sick and tired of government acting like they are doing us a favor by allowing us to keep some of our hard earned dollars. IT AIN'T YOUR MONEY!!

We're disgusted with your disregard for our blessed Constitution!! You have NO POWER but what "We The People" lend you!

We're ashamed by the blatant disregard for the decency to simply tell the truth! What are you 12? Stand up for yourself, have a little honor and simply tell the truth you lying sacks of dung!!

We're exasperated with your America hating apologetic disgust for this the greatest nation conceived by Man!! Americans have supplied more food, more freedom, more blood, more treasure, more technology, more prosperity and more peace to the people of the world than any nation in the history of Mankind. If you're too ignorant to see that, at least have the discretion to shut your pie hole!

We're astounded and appalled by your childish attempts to demean Christianity, a religion of love and hope, while you foolishly praise the people who would cut your head off while screaming, "God is Great!" A fool and his head will soon part!

You have to feel up my 10 year old daughter to board a plane, but the 25 year old Muslim man who is known to attend a Mosque with a radical Imam and who has recently visited Pakistan or Yemen boards freely? Are you insane or a traitor?

We're infuriated by your ignorant attempts to impugn the honor of a people who simply want assistance for the poor to be handled locally where we can keep an eye on our money and on the recipients of our money. We neither trust them or you to make good use of it and we'd like to have it close to home so we can keep it honest!

We're completely aware that your charity only comes from other peoples wallets! Shame on you!

We're incensed by your inane protestations that a raise of less than you deem worthy is a cut in spending! If it goes up one cent, it ain't a damn cut you imbecile! What? Are you publicly schooled?

We're enraged by your lack of respect for our military men and women and their families and the sacrifices they make for this great nation. Their blood allows you to spew your hatred of your own country. You call them Nazis and murderers and suspected home grown terrorists while you refuse to call TERRORISTS, terrorists you insane little dweebs! Have a little respect you spineless vermin!

We're stupefied by your impossibly moronic insistence that global temperatures are affected more by cow flatulation than by the Sun's temperature, or volcanic activity, or orbital anomaly or any other of a plethora of natural phenomena that have fluctuated the earths temperature since it's creation! What a complete dufus! How do you get up in the morning?

We're universally aware that the only reason you don't want to show a picture ID when you vote is so you can can sucker a whole new sector of society to continue voting for corrupt, lying anti-American Communist! Lord knows you can't earn their vote with a legitimate thought!

And we're steadfastly offended by your capricious attempts to cast aspersions on the honor and integrity of our Founding Fathers, who we all know were fallible human beings, but were infinitely knowledgeable, Divinely inspired, historically keen, extremely cogent, ultimately honorable and had something you socialists will never have; courage of their convictions. They pledged their lives their fortunes and their honor while you pledge our lives and our fortunes and our nations honor for your petty little communist experiment.

Get off of my cloud you pitiful excuse for human beings! You will NOT take my country down! You will NOT undermine our republic. You will NOT steal our LIBERTY!! We will beat you down with the tools those Founding Fathers gave us; the vote, freedom, virtue, courage, honor, integrity, decency, knowledge, faith, charity and REAL hope; hope based on faith in God and Country. Something of which, much to your shame, you have no awareness. Get off of my cloud!!

You may have noticed that I'm a bit testy. Indeed. These ingrates want to steal our heritage. I will not go down without a fight! This aggression will not stand! I'm mad as HELL and I'm not going to take anymore! If you agree, please forward, retweet, share or otherwise disseminate this message to all those who LOVE AMERICA!

by: Keith D. Rodebush; one pissed off Marine!

November 10, 2010

First, my apologies as this blog post is in some ways repetitive. But I believe it is important. And in fact the circumstances in which we find ourselves, a new congress coming in after a historical election, make it even more so. The subject is simply honesty. I remember a time when we took this for granted. I'm not ancient, nor am I young. But I remember a time when a Man's word was his bond. We were taught as children that your honor was the one thing that could not be taken from you. We now live in a time when some in the media actually admired the way in which a former president could lie. They were impressed with his ability to lie without flinching. It was actually seen as an admirable trait for a politician. I guess it was only a matter of time, but seriously, we all get to decide what kind of a world in which we want to live. More importantly, we decide what kind of a world we will pass on. Lying? Really? That's the trait that you want to pass to your kids?

Please join me in reinstating the honor, dignity and common decency of simply being honest. The thing about lying is that once you do it, we know who and what you are. It takes a long time to gain our trust again. Let us dispense with this childish attitude that we all lie and therefore we need not hold people accountable. You lie to me, you separate yourself from me. I don't care who you are.

We have elected a new crowd into Congress. We have high expectations of them. I know that no one is perfect, but I am watching you. If you lie to me, you are forever out of my favor. Next!

Please join me in holding people at their word, in all walks of life. And while we're at it, perhaps we should consider telling the truth ourselves. It really isn't that hard. will lose a few friends. Seems some folks don't cotton to the truth right off.

by: Keith D. Rodebush

November 7, 2010

Voters Unite to Save Republic

The midterm elections are almost completed save for the oft ignored races that are too close to call, or in which out and out fraud was commited upon the American people. I must admit an instinctive wish to scream, "We won!" at the democrats and President Obama, but I am much too concerned about our country to match the socialists divisionary technique. While I am very proud of the American voter and the Tea Party patriots who sent a resounding message to Washington D.C., I am also lucidly aware that much more work is ahead of us than is behind us. Many of those who voted may have simply been picking the lesser of two evils and are content to continue that trend. I believe that there is too much at stake to be so flippant about the direction of this country. The choice is clear in historical terms even as it is muddled by propagandist media, revisionist history and indoctrination of generations of Americans. We are truly at a crossroads in this country as to what kind of a nation will we leave to posterity. Will we continue the republic as envisioned by our Founding Fathers, or shall we morph into a socialist democratic placeholder for the tyranny to come? I propose that the Independents and Democrats, who voted Republican in this cycle in order to send a clear message to the federal government that results are all that matters, should join with the Tea Party movement in a perpetual push to rid this country once and for all of the failed socialists policies of the democratic leadership in modern America.

One thing that all clear thinking Americans should be able to agree on henceforth is that socialists policies, whether implemented by a good intentioned political hack, or an ill-intentioned idealogue; are disastrous for this nation, it's prosperity and its Liberty! Now is the time for all voters to proceed in holding the new group in Washington accountable for each and every vote they make. One strike and you're out! One unconstitutional vote and you no longer deserve to represent the American people. Be gone! No social program can replace a good job. No idealistic panacea can replace the spirit of freedom and ingenuity inherent in the American soul. No apologetic revivication of the American image can replace the charity and blessed freedom bestowed upon the world by an unapologetically successful nation steeped in the core values of God given rights of Man and the limited powers of government. No amount of misanthropy can replace the true love of thy neighbor, manifesting itself in the recognition of the potential of free peoples to achieve greatness for us all.

The failures of socialism are there for all to see. Redistribution of wealth is socialism plain and simple. The mistake is to believe that the failure of a party is a failure of it's platform. Republicans haven't followed their platform for decades. The time is now to return this country to it's founding principles. We will do it with the establishment or without. We will fight socialism and big government tyranny wherever it appears. And if we join together, a coalition of groups, bound by one guiding principle we can defeat socialism once and for all in this country. That principle is Liberty. It was expounded upon by our Founding Fathers meticulously in numerous documents leading up to and following the founding of this republic. It is upon this foundation that we will rebuild this once proud nation into the beacon of hope that it has so recently been for millions of people around the world who still long to be a part of it. The choice is clear. Socialism or Liberty. Let us join in defending the latter and eradicating the former forever.

by: Keith D. Rodebush

November 1, 2010


My final argument is quite simple. If you believe that the federal government is there to take care of you and help you to succeed, then you are hopelessly naive, and completely ignorant of the founding of this country. Vote if you wish, but you will be disappointed all your days, because Liberalism Kills. It never gives to the worker what is promised. In the end the workers always hang their own, because they never get what they are promised. Just read history.

If you believe in personal freedom, personal responsibility, states rights, individual rights, Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness; then you must vote Republican in this cycle. This must be an overwhelming referendum against socialism once and for all. The left and their lap dogs in the press will try to paint it as just a tantrum, but history will judge it as a complete repudiation of leftist policies. Please vote responsibly.

Finally, if you don't believe in Liberty and individual rights and freedoms...what the hell are you doing here? That is what this country was founded on. There are other countries where that is not true. Please travel there. Perhaps you'll like it. Maybe you could open a little coffee bar and hand out socialist pamphlets and such. I'm sure they would welcome you and your money with open arms. Godspeed!

by: Keith D. Rodebush