What’s wrong in America is that we have forgotten from whence we have come…


The cost of freedom is NOT free and let us never forget the sacrifice that so many have made to keep us free!


On the subject of profiling the following email was sent to me today, and I think it has a good many points that need to be aired and heard in a society and country that is too much hung up on “Political Correctness;” and not enough on common sense and truth!!!

I THINK THIS SHOULD BE SENT TO EVERY AMERICAN WHO HAS E-MAIL. THESE ARE MY SENTIMENTS EXACTLY. THE MUSLIM WORLD NEEDS TO DRAW A LINE AND THE AMERICAN MUSLIMS NEED TO STEP FORWARD. THE ONES THAT DO NOT SHOULD BE DEPORTED.
A PILOT EDITORIAL– “YOU WORRY ME!”
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I’ve been trying to say this since 9-11…
I guess I will be labeled as a bigoted American.

By: American Airlines Pilot – Captain John Maniscalco

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“You worry me. I wish you didn’t. I wish when I walked down the
streets of this country that I love, that your color and culture still
blended with the beautiful human landscape we enjoy in this country.

But you don’t blend in anymore. I notice you, and it worries me. I notice you because I can’t help it anymore.

People from your homelands, professing to be Muslims, have been attacking and killing my fellow citizens and our friends for more than 20 years now.

I don’t fully understand their grievances and hate, but I know that nothing can justify the inhumanity of their attacks.

On September 11, nineteen ARAB-MUSLIMS hijacked four jetliners in my country. They cut the throats of women in front of children and brutally stabbed to death others.

They took control of those planes and crashed them into buildings killing thousands of proud fathers, loving sons, wise grandparents, elegant daughters, best friends, favorite coaches, fearless public servants, and children’s mothers.

So I notice you now. I don’t want to be worried. I don’t want to
be consumed by the same rage and hate and prejudice that has destroyed the soul of these terrorists. But I need your help.

As a rational American, trying to protect my country and family in an irrational and unsafe world, I must know how to tell the difference between you, and the Arab/Muslim terrorist.

How do I differentiate between the true Arab-Muslim-Americans and
the Arab-Muslims in our communities who are attending our schools, enjoying our parks, and living in OUR communities under the protection of OUR constitution, while they plot the next attack that will slaughter those very same good neighbors and children?

The events of September 11th changed the answer. It is not my
responsibility to determine which of you embraces our great country, with ALL of it’s religions, with ALL of it’s different citizens, with all of it’s faults.

It is time for every Arab-Muslim in this country to determine it for me.

I want to know, I demand to know, and I have a right to know
whether or not you love America?

Do you pledge allegiance to it’s flag?

Do you proudly display it in front of your house, or on your car?

Do you pray in your many daily prayers that Allah will bless this nation? That He will protect and prosper it?

Or do you pray that Allah with destroy it in one of your “Jihads?”

Are you thankful for the freedom that only this nation affords? A freedom that was paid for by the blood of hundreds of thousands of patriots who gave their lives for this country?

Are you willing to preserve this freedom by paying the ultimate sacrifice?

Do you love America?

If this is your commitment, then I need YOU to start letting ME know about it.

Your Muslim leaders in this nation should be flooding the media at
this time with hard facts on your faith, and what hard actions you are
taking as a community and as a religion to protect the United States of
America.

Please, no more benign overtures of regret for the death of the
innocent because I worry about who you regard as innocent. And no more benign overtures of condemnation for the unprovoked attacks because I worry about what is unprovoked to you.

I am not interested in any more sympathy… I am only interested in action.

What will you do for America — our great country — at this time of crisis, at this time of war?

I want to see Arab-Muslims waving the AMERICAN flag in the streets.

I want to hear you chanting “Allah Bless America.”

I want to see young Arab-Muslim men enlisting in the military.

I want to see a commitment of money, time, and emotion to the victims of this butchering and to this nation as a whole.

The FBI has a list of over 400 people they want to talk to regarding
the WTC attack. Many of these people live and socialize in Muslim
communities.

You know them. You know where they are. Hand them over to us, now!

But I have seen little even approaching this sort of action. Instead
I have seen an already closed and secretive community close even tighter.

You have disappeared from the streets. You have posted armed security guards at your facilities. You have threatened lawsuits. You have screamed for protection from reprisals.

The very few Arab-Muslim representatives that HAVE appeared in the
media were defensive and equivocating.

They seemed more concerned with making sure that the United States prove who was responsible before taking action. They seemed more concerned with protecting their fellow Muslims from violence directed towards them in the United States and abroad than they
did with supporting our country and denouncing “leaders” like Khadafi, Hussein, Farrakhan, and Arafat.

If the true teachings of Islam proclaim tolerance and peace and love for all people then I want chapter and verse from the Koran and statements from popular Muslim leaders to back it up.

What good is it if the teachings in the Koran are good and pure and true when your “leaders” are teaching fanatical interpretations, terrorism, and intolerance?

It matters little how good Islam SHOULD BE if large numbers of the
world’s Muslims interpret the teachings of Mohammed incorrectly and adhere to a degenerative form of the religion. A form that has been demonstrated to us over and over again. A form whose structure is built upon a foundation of violence, death, and suicide. A form whose members are recruited from the prisons around the world. A form whose members defended Johnny Cochran and O. J. Simpson after the latter butchered his wife and murdered an innocent friend. A form whose members (some as young as five years old) are seen day after day, week in and week out, year after year, marching in the streets around the world, burning effigies of our presidents, burning the American flag, shooting weapons into the air.  A form whose members convert from a peaceful religion, only to take up arms against the great United States of America, the country of their birth. A form whose rules are so twisted, that their traveling members refuse to show their faces at airport security checkpoints, in the name of Islam.

Do you and your fellow Muslims hate us because our women proudly
show their faces in public rather than cover up like a shameful whore?

Do you and your fellow Muslims hate us because we drink wine with
dinner, or celebrate Christmas? Do you and your fellow Muslims hate us because we have befriended Israel, the ONLY civilized democratic nation in the entire middle-east? And if you and your fellow Muslims hate us, then why in the world are you even here?

Are you here to take our money? Are you here to undermine our peace
and stability? Are you here to destroy us?

If so, I want you to leave. I want you to go back to your desert sandpit where women are treated like rats and dogs. I want you to take your religion, your friends, and your family back to your Islamic extremists, and STAY THERE!

We will NEVER give into your influence, your retarded mentality,
your twisted, violent, intolerant religion. We will NEVER allow the
attacks of September 11, or any others for that matter, to take away that which is so precious to us: Our rights under the greatest constitution in the world.

I want to know where every Arab-Muslim in this country stands and I
think it is my right and the right of every true citizen of this country to
demand it. A right paid for by the blood of thousands of my brothers and sisters who died protecting the very constitution that is protecting you and your family. I am pleading with you to let me know. I want you here as my brother, my neighbor, my friend, as a fellow American. But there can be no gray areas or ambivalence regarding your allegiance and it is up to YOU, to show ME, where YOU stand.”

“Until then … you worry me.” “”

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LET’S COVER THE COUNTRY WITH THIS ONE

So why aren’t we profiling, or are we?

Well the word that I have heard from unconfirmed sources is that really we are profiling; but because it is so volatile an issue and because of its politically incorrectness, in today’s political environment to do so, at least the appearance has to be maintained that everyone is being treated the same, regardless.

Whether or not that is actually true or not, I really don’t know; but what I do know is that it is crazy for us to be at war and at the same time refusing to recognize who the enemy is; and to add insult to injury, with the extreme pro Islam rhetoric that is constantly coming out the White House these days, it is very difficult to know on what side this current administration is on!

In my view and in the view of an increasing number of Americans today, this administration seems to have a completely different agenda and purpose that seems to be anything but pro American; as Obama is doing just about everything he can to weaken us economically, militarily, and morally, as a country; and at the same time he’s attacking the very foundations of our freedoms, by compromising and undermining our Constitutional rights.

If this man is working for us, as an American (which I really DO NOT believe that he is), and even though he calls himself a Christian, from his rhetoric, his policies and everything else, he is certainly doing a much better job at championing the cause of our enemies; and through his polices he is helping to further their cause and their agenda to undermine and permanently destroy our Constitutional Republic. And all the while, at least it appears that most of America is asleep and is unaware… or worst, doesn’t care!

We can only hope and pray that is NOT true; even as happened with Elijah, when he was running away from Jezebel, after orders had been given by her to kill him; when he thought he was the last one faithful; and God told him, that there were many besides him who had not bowed to Baal and had not compromised their faith!

We can only hope and pray that same thing is true in America today; and that for those Americans who also call themselves Christian, in what used to be called the “Silent Majority,” that sleeping giant if you will, that they will arise and let their collective voices be heard!

I ran across this article today, and I thought it also was worth posting:

Not All Muslims Are Suicide Killers–But All Suicide Killers Are Muslims
by sheikyermami on January 12, 2010
Phyllis Chesler
 

Stand up and be counted!

Many Westerners find it difficult to accept that a religious war has been declared against the West; that jihadists are ready to die, wave after wave of them, in order to ensure that our way of life is destroyed.

Their ideal is Islamic supremacy (only Muslims will rule because they are “superior”) and they want to return to a seventh century way of life, albeit one with cell phones, the internet, and nuclear weaponry.

Moderate, peaceful Muslims certainly exist—but how many are willing to stand up to the jihadists?

Earlier today, I was lying on my gynecologist’s table in a highly exposed position when suddenly she said: “You’re probably going to think this is very politically incorrect but isn’t it crazy not to profile? I mean, isn’t it clear who’s doing what?”

I immediately shot straight up and engaged this worthy liberal in a very politically incorrect conversation. (No, she had absolutely no idea what I’ve been writing about).

So some things are becoming clear and can no longer be denied. Not even by some liberals.

Jihadic terrorists tend to be Muslims. Atheists are not blowing themselves up nor are Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Sikhs, Ba’haii or Zoroastrians.

Not all Muslims are terrorists; but these days, all terrorists seem to be Muslims.

Terrorists and their handlers are not all motivated by poverty and suffering. Many are often wealthy and educated men.

For example, according to the Wall Street Journal, Humam Khalil Abu Mulal al-Balawi, the Jordanian double agent who recently blew himself up along with seven American CIA operatives in Afghanistan, was a 32 year-old physician.

A physician—not a madrassa trained slum dweller. He is now being linked to Al Qaeda in Pakistan.

On video, he said: ” We will never forget the blood of our emir, Baitullah Mehsud. We will always demand revenge for him inside America and outside.” (Al-Balawi was shown meeting with the Pakistani Taliban/Al Qaeda and vowing revenge for the death of their leader).

Our own homegrown jihadic terrorist, Major Nidal Malik Hassan, (a Palestinian-American), is also a physician, a psychiatrist in fact. He had money, independence, prestige. His massacre at Fort Hood was not motivated by illiteracy, poverty, or war-related trauma.

Many Westerners find it difficult to accept that a religious war has been declared against the West; that jihadists are ready to die, wave after wave of them, in order to ensure that our way of life is destroyed.

Their ideal is Islamic supremacy (only Muslims will rule because they are “superior”) and they want to return to a seventh century way of life, albeit one with cell phones, the internet, and nuclear weaponry.

Moderate, peaceful Muslims certainly exist—but how many are willing to stand up to the jihadists?

For example, according to the AP, only 50 Muslims showed up for a “Muslims Against Terrorism” rally outside the federal courthouse in Detroit where the Christmas Day crotch-bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, was being arraigned.

Although the local Detroit press estimated that there were 150 protestors there—this is still a very small showing given that Detroit and its suburbs are also known as “Dearbornistan” and boast the largest Muslim community in the United States.

How many European-Muslim leaders protested the fatwa against Salman Rushdie, the murder of Theo Von Gogh, the character assassination of Geert Wilders and Ayaan Hirsi Ali, ore the recently attempted murder of Kurt Westergaard, the Danish cartoonist?

How many Muslim religious leaders in Egypt protested the Orthodox Christmas Day shooting of Coptic Christians as they left church? Or protested the abductions, forced conversions, and the hastily arranged marriages of Coptic Christian female children to Muslim adult males?

How many Muslim religious leaders have issued fatwas against the Islamic regime of Iran for its heart stopping persecution of Iranian dissidents?

Too few, if any.

The danger of not standing up early enough is that we condemn ourselves to a higher body count. If we refuse to (behavior) profile now—we must accept that more airports and airplanes will be blown up, more cities held hostage, Mumbai-style. And, those of us who travel frequently will all have to spend a good part of the rest of our lives standing on line at the airport. And, eventually, at the boat dock, or at the train or bus station.

http://sheikyermami.com/2010/01/12/not-all-muslims-are-suicide-killers%E2%80%93but-all-suicide-killers-are-muslims/

Our nation’s flag has a long and proud history; and the United States of America has had a long and established reputation as being the symbol for freedom to the whole world; and that’s only because our forefathers, as well as our men and women in uniform, both today and in the past, have fought and have died to preserve it and to make it so.

It most certainly did not come to us free, and yet so many people today seem to have forgotten that fact; and are so willing to play nice with our enemies and lay down our arms so as not to make them nervous, and God forbid that they should be offended!

We were once called the Land of the Free and the home of the Brave,” well what has happened to America today?

There is this inscription on the Statue of Liberty:

The following words are inscribed on the Statue of Liberty

Author: Emma Lazarus

“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses, yearning to breath free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless, tempest tossed,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”


The history behind the Statue of Liberty:

Emma Lazarus, the poetess, is probably best known for her poem associated with the Statue of Liberty. Her poem has become one of the quintessential statements of a U.S. ideal of open immigration.

Her poem “The New Colossus” stands as a stirring statement of the American ethos.

Emma Lazarus was born to Moses and Esther Nathan Lazarus in New York City on July 22, 1849. Emma grew up in a prominent fourth generation Jewish family, one of the oldest in New York City. She was well educated and by age 25 was a published poet and author.

She wrote “The New Colossus” in 1883 for an art auction “in Aid of the Bartholdi Pedestal Fund.” While France had provided the statue itself, American fundraising efforts like these paid for the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal.

In 1903, sixteen years after her death, Lazarus’ sonnet was engraved on a plaque and placed in the pedestal as a memorial.


President Grover Cleveland delivered an address at Liberty’s dedication ceremony in October of 1886 and finally unveiled the statue to the American people.

In 1903 the sonnet “The New Colossus” by American poet Emma Lazarus was inscribed in bronze at the base of the statue, enhancing the Statue of Liberty’s image as a symbol of freedom and opportunity.

In 1924 the statue was declared a national monument and was fully restored in 1986 by a French-American rehabilitation project to celebrate its centennial year.

Here is the entire poem as it appears on the statue:

“Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land;

Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand

A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame

Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name

Mother of Exiles.

From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome;

her mild eyes command

The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

“Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she

With silent lips.

“Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

America it would seem has forgotten so much of our strong Judaic/Christian legacy and history, as a nation.

There was a time when immigrants came to our shores to be loyal Americans and to assimilate; because they found the chance for opportunities here and hope for their future that was absent in the countries they immigrated from.

However that long history of faith in God that is responsible for our many blessings has long since been removed from our history books; and so our children are no longer taught how we were founded and formed as a Constitutional Republic, by men and women who were predominately Christian; who even designed and structured both our government and our U.S. Constitution around the Holy Bible.

Not only that, but our winning the war of independence against mother England is a miracle in itself; in that we were nothing but a scrawny ban of colonialists, and all that we had on our side was our faith in God, that what we were doing was right; and so men and women were willing to put their lives and fortunes on the line to gain our liberty; that same liberty that is so much taken for granted today, by so many in our country!

Here is just one example, our first navy consisted of nothing more than a small boat, a little larger than a row boat, with several cannons mounted on it, and we were taking on English battle frigates and sinking them!

Now if you don’t call that a miracle, I don’t know what you would call it!

God was certainly on our side, or we would never have won our freedom; because in the natural we were too badly outnumbered and outgunned!

Now having said that, and having recognized that this is a very real part of our history and our legacy, as a nation for ALL Americans, regardless of race, color, creed, or nation of origin, for truly we are the melting pot of the world; and also owed to the fact that this nation has been blessed more than any other on this planet, and in the history of the world, it is of utmost importance that we NOT forget the very precepts upon which our nation has been founded!

The Preamble to the Declaration of Independence

When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

2.1 We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

2.2 That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.

2.3 Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

2.4 But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.

2.5 Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these States. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.”

The fact is, the whole world has sought to come to our shores in order to enjoy our liberty and our blessings, blessing that we have inherited because of the faith of our founding fathers, and also owed to the covenant which they once made with the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; and that’s true even going back to the Mayflower Compact:

In the name of God, Amen. We, whose names are underwritten, the Loyal Subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord, King James, by the Grace of God, of England, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith. Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith, and the Honour 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 ourselves together into a civil Body Politick, for our better Ordering and Preservation, and Furtherance of the Ends aforesaid; And by Virtue hereof to enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equal Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions and Offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the General good of the Colony; unto which we promise all due submission and obedience. In Witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names at Cape Cod the eleventh of November, in the Reign of our Sovereign Lord, King James of England, France and Ireland, the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty-fourth. Anno Domini, 1620.”

Now given that this is our long established history, it is inexcusable that Christians have allowed our nation to be taken over today by men and women, many of whom are Christian in name only, and others who are out and out atheists and agnostics; and subsequently we have been put upon a course that has taken us away from the God of the Bible, and our nations has also forsaken His ways and His laws… but what is it that we expected would happen when unbelievers are in charge?

So here we are today, where our leadership for the most part has forsaken God, and in so doing we are doing exactly the very thing that the Bible warns us against:

Deuteronomy 8:11-20

11 “Beware that you do not forget the LORD your God by not keeping His commandments, His judgments, and His statutes which I command you today, 12 lest—when you have eaten and are full, and have built beautiful houses and dwell in them;
13 and when your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and your gold are multiplied, and all that you have is multiplied; 14 when your heart is lifted up, and you forget the LORD your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage; 15 who led you through that great and terrible wilderness, in which were fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty land where there was no water; who brought water for you out of the flinty rock; 16 who fed you in the wilderness with manna, which your fathers did not know, that He might humble you and that He might test you, to do you good in the end— 17 then you say in your heart, ‘My power and the might of my hand have gained me this wealth.’

18 “And you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day. 19 Then it shall be, if you by any means forget the LORD your God, and follow other gods, and serve them and worship them, I testify against you this day that you shall surely perish. 20 As the nations which the LORD destroys before you, so you shall perish, because you would not be obedient to the voice of the LORD your God.

The truth is, there are many who have come here to our shores from all over the world, and have enjoyed our liberty and our blessings, which in most cases they did not have in their country of origin, and yet rather than being thankful for their new found home and liberty, and the freedom to worship their god and practice their religion as they please, at least from the rhetoric we have heard, many of these people even hate us and they despise who we are and what we stand for.

They are obviously not here to assimilate, but rather it would seem their sole purpose is to destroy both our country and our way of life!

Then to add insult to injury, our very nation itself, who has benefited from God’s protection and His many blessings, has itself long since turned its back on the God of our forefathers; and truly our only hope today that we can change all this, and turn our nation around, is for us to have another Spiritual Awakening and Revival, as happened when our nation was first formed.

To that end, I would ask that ALL Christians, not just in America, but around the world, would pray for America; because what happens here will also affect the rest of the world, either for good or bad, depending on whether we survive as a free republic or not!

Please pray that God saves America!

Shalom,

Skip Barland

Author: SPARKS FROM THE ANVIL OF LIFE

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