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A CHANCE MEETING: DO YOU BELIEVE IN WAR?

 

I was driving home from a meeting in Sykesville, and I had decided to take a different route home. Right away I realize that this was a bad decision because of the many traffic lights and heavy traffic. I stopped at a red light and a man pulls up next to me on my passenger side. He motions for me to roll down my window. He asks, "Do you believe in war?" Right away I think this is because he saw my bumper stickers, although none of them mention war. The most prominent sticker is larger than the rest and is bright yellow with the snake and Don't Tread On Me...the Gadsden flag, also known as the TEA Party flag.

I wasn't afraid. He was soft spoken with a Spanish accent. He didn't look threatening in any way. He didn't appear angry. I had all of these thoughts, and managed to answer before the light changed, "It depends." He looked perplexed at my answer. The light changed and I drove on.
I stopped at the next red light and he again motions to me to roll down my window. He asks me, "How old were you in 1970?" I said, "eleven."
"Have you ever heard of Viet Nam?"
"Yes."
"Where were you in 1970?"
"I don't know. I told you I was a child. What is your point sir?"
"Do you know that when I came home from Nam no one greeted me with tears of gratitude and flowers? They spit at me and called me names." Again, very soft spoken. 
"I have heard about that. I am sorry."
He again looks perplexed.
"Thank you for your service. I am sorry that this happened to you."
The light changed and someone beeped their horn. He said "Thank you," and waved me on. I lost sight of him in the traffic.
I have been thinking about him and why he flagged me down. I was a stranger with a bumper sticker that he knew was political but didn't know exactly what it was. He felt like he needed to flag down a stranger and ask her about something that happened to him 44 years ago. Why? Why did I take that route? Why did we have this chance meeting? What am I supposed to learn from this interaction?
All I could think was how sad it is that 44 years later a bumper sticker triggered his pain and he wanted to know if I understood it. I can't stop thinking about him. 
I think that I will remember him again sometime in the future and it will be a significant moment. It will be an ah hah moment and I will understand why. I have always known about the mistreatment of our Vietnam vets. I've read about it and I've heard about it, but this was the first time that I felt it.
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SGP: Obamacare Transparency? What does six million mean?

As much as anything, this article is a record of what this writer doesn't know, as opposed to what he does know. And not for lack of trying.

Obamacare (aka the Affordable Care Act) was sold to America by President Barack Obama as humanitarian imperative. WE THE PEOPLE were told that 16% of Americans did not have health coverage. (As well as, "If you like your insurance, you can keep it along with your doctor and all for a much lower price.)

The fast math says that 16% of 300 Million (actually 315M) would be 48 Million Americans without health care coverage.

And despite the fact that this writer personally opposed Obamacare, after the US Supreme Court completely blew the call on its Constitutionality(IMHO), this writer resigned himself to the results of the Democratic Process in this, our Representative, Constitutionally, Limited Republic.

As an aside, this writer pointed out that our classic healthcare system was not fixed and reformed because both our Republican and Democrat elected officials kept taking legalized bribes otherwise known as campaign contributions from Insurance Companies and Hospitals. This writer favored keeping our traditional healthcare system, which was mostly OK for 84% of Americans, and making the Legislative tweaks which would address its major faults.(pre-existing conditions, etc) And, providing a safety net for those persons who wanted, but could not afford health coverage. (While pointing out that most states already provided said safety nets.) But lets get back to the numbers.

Based on the pent up demand the Democrats and Progressive President Barrack Obama used as the rational for gutting our traditional healthcare system and replacing it with Obamacare, this writer had a certain expectation that folks without coverage, having for so long been denied access, would rush to enroll in free and/or reduced cost healthcare.

But it seems no such "crush" for coverage has developed years have Obamacare became law and months after the Obamcare website has been open and allegedly functioning correctly.

The current number this writer hears is....

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Those were my thoughts.

In Closing:

Thank you, my fellow citizens, for taking your valuable time to read and reflect upon what is written here.

If what is written here rings true to you, perhaps you should contact your local elected officials and let them know. If you are afraid of repercussions, snail mail it anonymously and ask them to respond in the local paper or their own monthly/quarterly internet newsletter. Even if this article refers to something outside you geographic area, it still likely applies to your location. Remember all those taxpayer training junkets we taxpayers send the bureaucrats on? They all learn the same “livestock management” techniques to use on WE THE PEOPLE.

And that leaves WE THE PEOPLE with this conundrum: While our #Government works full time with compensation and funded with our money for the cause of #Tyranny; WE THE PEOPLE are forced to work part time without compensation for the cause of #liberty with what is left over of our time, money and energy.

Finally, this article is written with the same intentions as Thomas Paine http://ushistory.org/paine. I seek no leadership role. I seek only to help the American People find their own way using their own “Common Sense” http://amzn.to/kbRuar

Keep Fighting the Good Fight!

In Liberty,

Don Mashak
The Cynical Patriot
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End the Fed(eral Reserve Bank System) #ETF
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Bring Home the Politicians #BHTP
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Lawless America #LawlessAmerica
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Term Limits #TermLimit
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Justice in Minnesota #JIM
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SGP: Global Warming: Common Sense vs Progressive Educated Elites

This writer is going to try to write this article in a manner to unify rank and file America around a consensus rather than to divide the masses along faux party lines. (A strategy our government, the tyrant class and Main Stream Media use for the purpose of dividing and conquering WE THE PEOPLE to prevent us from uniting against them)

Let us begin from the position that if Global Warming is real, this writer would be on board with implementing effective solutions to the problem. For that matter, this writer finds it somewhat humorous that persons aligned with the left half of the one and only 1 tyrant class pretending to be two major parties would believe mothers aligned with the right half of the tyrant class would not be equally concerned for their children's futures if Global Warming is established as true. (This writer previously used the term “Ruling Class”. Upon reflection, using the term “Ruling Class” implies “legitimate” aristocracy so going forward this writer will use the term “Tyrant Class”.)

This article is inspired by the UN’s recent warnings that global warming is accelerating that have again brought the issue to the fore front.

And for the past few Sundays, our Governments Main Stream Media have beat the propaganda drums via Sunday Morning Talk Shows such as Meet the Press and Face the Nation.

As always, pursuant to Natural Law, this writer leaves it to his reader to use their own observations and establish truth for themselves. In this article, this writer will first use Common Sense and his own observations to provide evidence which the writer believes refutes Global Warming, now known as Climate Change. Next, this writer will discuss some issues he has with the pontifications of the Educated Elites. And thirdly, this writer will provide evidence & inference which the writer believes exposes global warming as a trick and artifice to promote agenda of Progressivism. An agenda aimed at compromising WE THE PEOPLE’s unalienable Natural Law Property Rights through UN Agenda 21 and the proposed Carbon Tax Exchange.

In the course of doing so, this writer will assert that the Progressive “Common Core” Education Agenda is part of Progressive strategy of mental "conditioning" of the masses to accept Progressive policies that they would not otherwise accept. In short, this author believes the evidence and logic herein produced will call into question the legitimacy and integrity of the proponents of the existence of "Global Warming". (This writer respectfully submits to the reader that if you do not force yourself to understand the foundation and agenda of Progressivism, you will be unable to understand how you are being managed and manipulated into accepting your own enslavement.)

Because Progressives know Americans would reject their agenda if it were plainly laid out, Progressives are trying to pass it piecemeal.

 

Don Mashak on Twitter @DMashak(truncations expanded)
COMMON SENSE AND PERSONAL OBSERVATIONS
You know those neat tricks and observations they use to catch the bad guys in Main Stream Media TV shows? You need to start using them on your government @AmericanSpring #teaparty #occupy

 

Don Mashak on Twitter @DMashak(truncations expanded)

Let us first point out that normal weather is just the average of extremes. Scary as it may be to consider, our planet is just a chunk of rock circling a molten nuclear reaction. There is no guarantee that all the variables that coincided a day ago, a year ago, 10 years or an Eon ago to produce a certain weather conditions will again happen to produce the same result on earth. Ergo, normal weather is just the average of extremes. The best that can be said that for some regions of the earth, the temperature tends to be higher in the summer than it is in the winter. Further, each of our lives is so short; none of us are qualified to assert what normal Earth weather is based on our own experiences.

That having been said, this writer believes that it is settled science that at more than 1 point in the Earth’s history, there have been periods of time we refer to as “Ice Ages” http://bit.ly/1lqDWMw. And a “Mini Ice Age” http://bit.ly/1jWzxNB from 1300AD to 1870AD. Now, for the first 5 Ice Ages, this writer asserts there were no man made by-products that either caused the cooling or the warming. Therefore, at least five extreme “warmings” and “coolings” of the earth have occurred with no possible human causation.
Three points of Common Sense flow from this premise. 1) Our sun, by far and away the greatest source of input of energy to our earth ecosystem, is the most likely caused of these previous temperature fluctuations. 2) Regardless of what the cause(s) of the aforementioned “warmings and coolings”, this same cause(s) is likely responsible for any current fluctuations on earth. 3) Had our current Proponents of human caused “Global Warming” lived they very short lives during the warm ups after any of the first 5 Ice Ages, would they not also have also ran around screaming, “the sky is falling”?

And further, it occurs to this writer that the Educated Elites should have first established if there is some regularity to this warming and cooling cycle, to eliminate the cycle itself as the likely suspect for our current weather patterns.

Let us next point out that what was once called “Global Warming” is now called “Climate change”. And this name change was made necessary because Mother Nature just would not cooperate. Instead of an admission Global Warming proponents were wrong they put forward a downplayed name change. From this, it occurs to this writer that this is indicative of an ulterior Agenda in search of a pretext, rather than an actual problem necessitating proposed solutions.

This brings us back to our Sun as the most likely cause of any temperature fluctuations on earth. To determine if this position is correct, the most Common Sense course of logic to this writer would seem to be, “What are the temperatures on other planets in our Solar System doing?” And the findings seem to corroborate this writer’s contention that the amount of energy reaching the planets from the Sun is the most likely source of the temperature fluctuation on Earth.

To the best of this writer’s knowledge, there is no significant human existence on the other plants and moons in the solar system. Ergo, the single commonality among them is the sun. And this writer would posit that any alleged weather changes emanate from that commonality because the rise in temperatures on other planets is beyond explanation as coincidence.

EDUCATED ELITES


 And so the Educated Elites have been sent in to tell us...

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Those were my thoughts.

In Closing:

Thank you, my fellow citizens, for taking your valuable time to read and reflect upon what is written here.

If what is written here rings true to you, perhaps you should contact your local elected officials and let them know. If you are afraid of repercussions, snail mail it anonymously and ask them to respond in the local paper or their own monthly/quarterly internet newsletter. Even if this article refers to something outside you geographic area, it still likely applies to your location. Remember all those taxpayer training junkets we taxpayers send the bureaucrats on? They all learn the same “livestock management” techniques to use on WE THE PEOPLE.

And that leaves WE THE PEOPLE with this conundrum: While our #Government works full time with compensation and funded with our money for the cause of #Tyranny; WE THE PEOPLE are forced to work part time without compensation for the cause of #liberty with what is left over of our time, money and energy.

Finally, this article is written with the same intentions as Thomas Paine http://ushistory.org/paine. I seek no leadership role. I seek only to help the American People find their own way using their own “Common Sense” http://amzn.to/kbRuar

Keep Fighting the Good Fight!

In Liberty,

Don Mashak
The Cynical Patriot
http://twitter.com/dmashak
http://Facebook/Don.Mashak
Don Mashak Google Plus http://goo.gl/1AUrE

WE THE PEOPLE TAR #WETHEPEOPLETAR
http://WETHEPEOPLETAR.blogspot.com
http://facebook.com/WETHEPEOPLETAR
http://twitter.com/WETHEPEOPLETAR

End the Fed(eral Reserve Bank System) #ETF
National http://bit.ly/ta3Rju Minneapolis http://bit.ly/tjZJKF

Bring Home the Politicians #BHTP
http://BringHomethePoliticians.com

Lawless America #LawlessAmerica
http://LawlessAmerica.com

Term Limits #TermLimit
http://TermLimits.org

Justice in Minnesota #JIM
http://JusticeinMN.com

Critical Thinking Notice - This author advises you as no politician would dare. Exercise Critical Thinking (http://bit.ly/ubI6ve) in determining the truthfulness of anything you read or hear. Do not passively accept nor believe anything anyone tells you, including this author... unless and until you verify it yourself with sources you trust and could actively defend your perspective to anyone who might debate you to the contrary of your perspective.

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DOES THE HERALD MAIL LOVE TO HATE THE TEA PARTY?

    I am writing in response to the Apr 2nd Letter to the Editor that was published in the Herald Mail, titled “Of course the tea party is biased against the president” by Rodney Guessford. See http://tinyurl.com/hmandteaparty . This is just one of the many op-eds, editorials, and Feedback column anti-TEA Party comments that I have had to refute since the campaign season has started to heat up. However, I have only been able to provide rebuttals mostly on-line. The HM either does not print my op-eds or op-eds written by TEA Party members, or they hold them and print them long after they have lost relevance. Not all Feedback column rebuttals make it to print. The editorial columnists do not respond nor do they provide a printed public forum for rebuttals. The number of syndicated editorial columns are equal in number for both sides of the public narrative, but the local columnists are either Liberal or Liberal-leaning Republicans, and of course the HM publishes their own Liberal opinions on a regular basis. If the Herald Mail wanted to be fair, they would provide the local TEA Party a column. Even though the national media is trying to convince us that the TEA Party is dead, it has proven to be--and continues to be--relevant nationally and locally since its inception five years ago. It is time to give us a voice.
“…It’s no more biased than the people in this county, especially the tea partiers. Tea party is so biased on their side that they make up stuff, because they have no ideas and no plans.”

 

    Mr. Guessford and I started an on-line debate on March 27th when he first made the Feedback statement, “…It’s no more biased than the people in this county, especially the tea partiers. Tea party is so biased on their side that they make up stuff, because they have no ideas and no plans.” I assumed that he was making that accusation against the only TEA Party in this county, the Hagerstown TEA Party (HTP), and I challenged him to provide evidence. He still has not been able to provide any. I don’t think that he has a clear understanding of the movement nor has any knowledge about the local group, but before, I attempt to provide both, I will respond to his letter.

 

    In his latest Letter to the Editor (HM prints his letters), Mr. G stated that the TEA Party is biased against the president. I personally am 100 percent against hispolicies. I think it would be safe to say that most Conservatives are against most of his policies. He uses some of the signage at TEA Party rallies as evidence that we are biased against the president personally. He just falls short of saying we are racists. The TEA Party has no control over who wanders into one of their rallies. If you want to find a nut in a crowd you will find one. Depending on how large the crowd is you may find many. Has he ever seen a union rally, a civil rights rally, or a gay pride parade? There are always people there who do not reflect the integrity or the spirit of the group at large. It can’t be helped, but the Liberal media has used it in an effort to discredit the TEA Party.
"Well, the last I looked, Hawaii was still our 50th state."
    He believes that all TEA Party members think BHO is not an American citizen and asks the rhetorical question, Is Hawaii still our 50th state? Yes, Hawaii is a state, but can somebody tell our president that we only have 50 states. See mistakes are also made, but only the TEA Party’s are fodder for a media frenzy. All political parties have their characters and bad actors, and the Democratic Party has had their share, but only the TEA Party’s get the negative press coverage.

"The tea party’s always saying we want our country back. Back from where?"
    We want our country back to a time when our Constitution was the firm foundation that protected our freedoms and made us the envy of the world; when people took responsibility for themselves, their families, and their healthcare; when the church and the community provided “social services;” when the Welfare program was a temporary safety net and not a generational lifestyle of dependency; when our national budget wasn’t burdened with entitlements for almost half of the country, indefinitely, and growing; when you had to earn the privilege to become an American citizen, you didn’t brake our laws by entering our country illegally and then burden the American taxpayer with social services meant for our citizens; when things were made in America by American workers; when corporations were never too big to fail; when the government didn’t pick winners and losers; when you were free to say what you want, own the gun that you want, and your privacy was protected; and when America stood by their allies and were feared and respected by their enemies. It has nothing to do with wanting black segregation and "gays back in the closet."
The truth about the TEA Party

 

   The TEA Party is NOT a nationwide organization led by some central governing body. It is a nationwide (becoming world-wide) grassroots movement. Each group, actually each member, is independent. For instance, the HTP has a Board of Directors, but they are not managed by a larger entity, nor do they attempt to manage their membership. The board just provides enough structure to provide independent like-minded citizens opportunities to meet and network, participate in political activism (locally, in Annapolis, and in D.C.), and stay informed and educated on current events and the political process. We prefer to call our members Conservatives because they may actually be registered Republicans, Libertarians, Independent Constitutionalists, and yes even Democrats.  We don’t all agree on everything, so we limit our mission to things that we all agree are important: protecting our Constitution and our freedoms, fiscal responsibility, free markets, and Capitalism. As a group, we DO NOT get involved in social issues. Social issues are not addressed or promoted at TEA Party meetings, at our events, or on our social media. Members are free to participate and/or promote social issues as individuals.

 

    As I have told Mr. G on-line, I will be happy to discuss or debate issues. I hope that I don’t have to waste any more time clearing up misconceptions based on negative stereotypes developed from a hatred of anyone who doesn’t agree with him or others like him. Unfortunately, I think it will be an on-going daily battle. This battle should be fought fairly on a level battleground. E-mail Jake Womer (jakew@herald-mail.com) and respectfully tell him that the TEA Party deserves a voice. Love us or hate us, many of us are HM customers, we are a part of the community....and we are here to stay.

 

* I need to aknowledge that the HM article published about our Meet the Candidates for County Commissioner held last night (4/3/14) was positive and fair. It is the first time that there was not one negative implication or something that would make the public wonder if we are a legitimate organization. The attendance was a little understated, but usually the media grossly underestimates the turnout at our events. I don't think it was intentional. I just think it was a wrong guesstimate. We had seating for 100 and there were not many empty seats.

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