“I Swear – – -“

Germany - 1959Fifty seven years ago, June 10, 1957, I entered the service of the United States Army, for a three year enlistment. The FIRST thing that was required of me was to swear allegiance to the United States. “I do solemnly swear to support and to defend the Constitution of the United States . . .”.

I took that commitment seriously, including up to sacrificing my own life. Fortunately, during that time frame, I was not subjected to any combative action.

My enlistment ended three years later, BUT my commitment to defend the Constitution did not end – it is still a valid, viable aspect of my life. Many people have died in this effort including a number of my own comrades in the military.

Fired Up Again !!

BummerFor a number of months (actually, about two years) this site has been pretty much silent. Since the farcical election of 2012, it appeared that the voters of these United States wanted more punishment and abuse by re-electing their president, and so they have received!

Now, with the apparent change in sentiment and an awakening of where they were being taken (like lemmings, to the sea), the results of the mid-term election of yesterday (11-4-2014) once again gives hope to this Nation that we can, in fact, get back on the course that our Forefathers set us upon so many years ago.

You will now once again see promising, uplifting posts appearing on this site.

Sorry for the delay; I was waiting for you to wake up !


Nature’s New Growth

chivesWe are well into spring now. Spruce Pine (NC) is about two weeks behind the growing season of other communities, being at above 3,000′ elevation. Now, we are seeing signs of flowers and other plants rushing to bloom and producing seed for the next season.

For example, the chives that you see in this photo, having survived the very harsh, cold winter here, came up from last years planting. The freeze “killed” the above-ground plant but the bulb or crop of seeds were deep enough to have survived. Strangely, most all the plants shot straight up and formed the beautiful flowers that you see. This did not occur last season. Perhaps the plants knew that they had to replicate themselves quickly in order to prepare for a possible hard freeze next winter!

Are Book Burnings Next?

Nazis burning books in Germany prior to the outbreak of WWII

Nazis burning books in Germany prior to the outbreak of WWII

The Obama administration has indicated that they are going to charge the Federal Communications Commission to embed “observers” into the news rooms of TV and Cable news outlets (like Fox News) to “determine” what constitutes “acceptable” news to be delivered to the public over those facilities. In short, you will be able to see ONLY the news items that Obama allows!

How similar to the antics of Hitler’s Nazi party in Germany is this? First they controlled the news on radio (there was no TV then). Next they burned books deemed unacceptable to their agenda and censored all “unacceptable” stories from newspapers .