Public Address, July 4, 2009, Norwich, CT Town Green:
I read this the other day: Top 10 Best States for Personal Freedom; published in Human Events, 06/30/2009
The freest state is New Hampshire, followed by Colorado, South Dakota, Texas, Missouri, Tennessee, Virginia, Arizona, and North Dakota. New York is the least free, followed by New Jersey, Rhode Island, California, and Maryland.
….CONNECTICUT IS NEAR THE BOTTOM…
I am from Hartford, Connecticut, one of the original 13 colonies. Connecticut’s colonial and revolutionary history was well known to me even as a boy. I lived in Hartford’s South End which was only a short bike ride to where a backwater of the ‘long tidal river’ (the Connecticut River) forms the cove at Old Wethersfield - Connecticut’s oldest town. There are 300 landmark historic houses in Wethersfield, 50 of them built before the American Revolution.
As a boy I knew that George Washington and the French General Rochambeau planned the Yorktown Campaign at the Joseph Webb house in Wethersfield. Webb’s home was General Washington’s Headquarters for a while.
Silas Deane, Joseph Webb, and Isaac Stevens, all Wethersfield men whose names were as familiar to me as friends and I was a recurrent visitor to their Colonial homes, which were open to the public.
I visited these and other sites maintained by the Colonial Dames and the Wethersfield Historical Society, places kept as living museums, many furnished with Colonial Era antiques and in some cases with possessions owned by the families.
Nathan Hale, from Coventry, Connecticut, rode with Tom Knowlton’s Rangers while under the command of Connecticut General Israel Putnam.
In college I lived less than a mile from the Hale Homestead and had already been to the Hale residence many times before then.
General Putnam was an original member of the legendary Roger’s Rangers, named for Major Robert Rogers, Father of the American Ranger and author of ‘Roger’s Standing Orders.’
The point: Those who once inhabited these places where America was born were not abstractions to me - the boy who wandered in and out of their kitchens, sitting rooms, hallways, and barns.
That boy felt kinship and attachment to their lives as well as to their passion for and commitment to American liberty, a devotion that I was to make my own precisely because of their example which was both close and distant.
The rich colonial history of Connecticut and the independent, hard working, innovative spirit of the Connecticut Yankee was as much a part of my cultural heritage as my European ethnicity.
Connecticut is called the Constitution State because the ‘Fundamental Orders of Connecticut’ was the first written document to create a system of self-governance – ANYWHERE.
The Fundamental Orders established local (State’s) rights, preserved individual rights as the foundation of a just government by consent and under God, and put limitations on government in 1639…
…150 YEARS BEFORE THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.
Connecticut was known as the Provisions State because Connecticut supplied most of the food and cannons for the Continental Army during the Revolutionary war.
In fact, the Stanton-Davis Farm of Stonington, right down the road there, was a Revolutionary War Provisioner. It is still in operation today and has not missed a harvest since 1654!
It was Connecticut beef and corn that kept Washington’s Army from starvation at Valley Forge.
And Connecticut has been known as the ‘Arsenal of Democracy’ for the many firearms and munitions manufacturers that have called Connecticut home.
In Viet Nam I carried an M-16 rifle and a Colt .45 automatic pistol manufactured by Colt’s in Hartford, shotguns and ammunition made by Remington Arms, of Bridgeport, and a machete manufactured by the Collins Company of Collinsville.
I might have been 10,000 miles away from home but the people of Connecticut, their sweat, their toil, and all of their skill was with me in things I could hold, use, and depend on to keep me alive. I knew that then, I remember it now.
It was my honor as much as it was my duty to serve my State and my nation in the jungles of Viet Nam…and 34 Years later again, in the deserts of Iraq…
BUT IT WAS NOT MY RIGHT TO DO SO.
It was and remains a privilege to serve in the armed forces, the privilege of military service a concept handed down in the ancient Code of Chivalry that the man at arms serves only at the pleasure of God and King.
Does anyone remember when police were called ‘Peace Officers?’
A Peace officer focused on keeping the public peace, the people’s well being was the focus.
Now we have ‘Law Enforcement Officer’s whose focus is on enforcement of the law; “Force” being the operative concept…
TODAY we have a ‘Brother’ in the white house alright – ‘Big Brother,’ and Barrak Hussein Obama is absolutely Orwellian in every measure of the word.
• We have a President who can’t find his Birth Certificate but the Government of Kenya has established his birthplace there as a national monument.
• We witnessed the inauguration of a President where the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court omitted key words.
• We have a President who believes in and is an outspoken advocate of late term Abortion.
• We have a President who Bowed To the Saudi King.
• Obama dishonored the Flag and refused to say the Pledge of Allegiance in a public place.
• He dare not speak without a teleprompter.
• He has Communists for friends and supporters.
• His preacher for more than 20 years, Jeremiah Wright, hates America.
• And Barrack Hussein Obama is a friend to Bill Ayers and Ayers’ wife, Bernadine Dohrn – SDS terrorists who allied themselves to the NVA during the Viet Nam War.
I WAN’T TO ASK YOU,
Do we have a Communist in the White house or just a run-of-the-mill Socialist? Maybe you can tell the difference – I can’t. To me one is just in more of a hurry than the other…
Here are some quotes from Marx and Lenin, appropriate for THIS 4th of July, 2009, in Norwich, CT.
• “Take away a nation's heritage and they are more easily persuaded." Karl Marx (Was talking about the NEA?)
• “Democracy is indispensable to socialism.” V.I. Lenin
• “Democracy is the road to socialism.” Karl Marx
• “The goal of socialism is communism.” V.I. Lenin
REMINDER : WE DO NOT LIVE IN A DEMOCRACY
THE U.S. CONSTITUTION GUARANTEES FOR US A REPUBLICAN FORM OF GOVERNMENT IN ARTICLE IV, SECTION 4.
So who were Obama’s supporters’s during the Campaign: Here is a partial List:
President of Iran – Mahmud Ahmadinejad
Communist Party of Illinois
Communist Party USA
Scads of SDS terrorists like Bill Ayers and his wife, Bernadine Dohrn who was on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted for over a decade.
Jane Fonda – you remember her – Hanoi Jane?
NARAL (Abortion Lobby: you know them: Save the Whales, Kill the Babies…)
Planned Parenthood (the largest single Abortion Provider in the country and heavily funded with your tax dollars.)
NEA and all of the little ‘EA’s: among the greatest consumers of government largesse with so little to show for it. Remember Hillary’s, “IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD?” Well, I saw a bumper sticker the other day that said: “IT TAKES A SCHOOL TO BANKRUPT A VILLAGE.” Our kids rank lower on comparative scales with the rest of the developed world and because of what they do not learn in school they are increasingly disconnected with their own heritage.
Black Panther Party (New)
NORMAL (Marijuana legalization lobby) – ‘Potheads for Obama,’
Cora Weiss, (Collaborator with the NVA and Hanoi Politburo; Director of the Committee of Liaison – tried to force families of POW’s to make propaganda in exchange for contact with their POW family members held by Hanoi. No POW family accepted her tainted offer.)
Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)
Progressive Caucus (US House of Representatives; socialist; linked to the DSA)
Daniel Ortega, (Sandinista), Communist President of Nicaragua and friend of Chris Dodd
Moamar Qadhafi - Libyan Dictator and terrorist mastermind.
Socialist Party USA; Socialist Party of Connecticut
Young Communist League
Muslim American Society: Originally, ‘Muslim Brotherhood,’ they endorse suicide bombings as "martyr operations…not suicide.”
Speaking of suicide bombers, do you know Code Pink Founder, Jodie Evans - Obama met with Jodie Evans, at his $5 million Hollywood fundraiser and was photographed with her there. Evans supported the terrorists in Iraq and said in an interview that al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden had a "valid argument" for attacking America on Sept. 11, 2001. Yep – another friend of B.O.
I know what’s right with America. I don’t have any trouble talking about what is right with America; what concerns me is what is WRONG with America TODAY:
How far is New London from Norwich? 20 miles? Do You Remember The Little Pink House in Norwich? Kelo v. City of New London? Suzette Kelo? Norwich took her house and gave it to another person to sell for a profit…And the Supreme Court is ok with that…
In America today the police can drag a mother from her car for not wearing a seatbelt, handcuff her, take her kids out of their car seats and put them into state custody as they haul mommy off to jail, and the Supreme Court is ok with that, too.
Our armies are all over the world and we are in a weakened state right here at home and cannot protect our own borders - but what does that matter when politicians on their own initiative create ‘sanctuary’ cities like New Haven and Hartford, and welcome illegal immigrants with access to social services that we as taxpayers pay for? (Pause)
We are in an Orwellian state of PERPETUAL WAR FOR PERPETUAL PEACE.
BTW: More Americans were murdered in California than have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan in 5 years
And speaking of the Americans in uniform who risk everything for this country – THEIR country - Remember when Janet Napolitano of the DHS said this:
"The possible passage of new laws relaxing restrictions on firearms and the return of military veterans facing significant challenges reintegrating into their communities could lead to the potential emergency of terrorist groups or lone wolf extremists capable of carrying out violent attacks.”
DON’T YOU LOVE THEIR WAY WITH WORDS?
…I don’t know about you, but a politician who won’t trust me with a gun I don’t trust with my vote…
AND - Who said this?
Barrack Hussein Obama:
“A Marxist radical who all his life has been mentored by, sat at the feet of, worshipped with, befriended, endorsed the philosophy of, funded and been in turn funded, politically promoted and supported by a nexus comprising black power anti-white racists, Jew-haters, revolutionary Marxists, unrepentant terrorists and Chicago mobsters, is the President of the United States…
"THIS IS A WATERSHED ELECTION WHICH CHANGES THE FATE OF THE WORLD. The world now becomes very much less safe for all of us as a result.
"Those of us who have looked on appalled during this most frightening of American presidential elections – at the suspension of reason and its replacement by thuggery -- can only hope that the way this man governs will be very different from the profile provided by his influences, associations and record to date.
"It’s a faint hope – THE ENEMIES OF AMERICA, FREEDOM AND ALL OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION WILL CERTAINLY BE REJOICING TODAY.”
(The Spectator.co.uk; Melanie Phillips, 4 and 5 November 2008. http://www.spectator.co.uk/melaniephillips)
Why is Bill Ayers, that REVOLUTIONARY, TERRORIST, AMERICA-HATING toad from Chicago, even worth mentioning?
Because he is what he is and he is a friend and mentor of Barrack Hussein Obama and THIS is what Bill Ayers, the Professor of Children’s Education, wrote in his book, Prairie Fire:
"Our final goal is the...the seizure of power, and the creation of socialism."
Ayres' Book, Prairie Fire, is dedicated to Sirhan Sirhan – convicted killer of Robert F. Kennedy.
Obama launched his political career in Bill Ayer’s living room. On that day, Ayers and his wife, Bernadine Dohrn welcomed the Obama’s and members of the media into their living room where they had a copy of the FBI’s ‘Ten Most Wanted’ book displayed on their coffee table, OPEN TO THE PAGE OF Ayer’s wife, Bernadine Dohrn who was on the FBI’s Most Wanted List for 10 years.
Under an Obama presidency the links to our brilliant American Past, let us hope, is only interrupted. The uniquely American character of opportunity, innovation, and optimism has been replaced by uncertainty as the Obama socialist agenda wraps our future in its web and injects the heart and soul of America with its venom.
A vote for Obama was a vote for the ACLU, the National Lawyer’s Guild, and the parasitic Socialist International, known in Congress as the ‘Congressional Progressive Caucus.’ Look it up – they are all Democrats.
We have lived under a one-party system since at least the administration of Woodrow Wilson - one party with one idea: Separate you from your wealth with oppressive taxation and use the money to strip you of your rights.
One party with two factions – Democrat and Republican:
• Under the veil of compromise the Democrat and Republican Party delivers conspiracy.
• The Democrat and Republican Party promises reform but delivers revolution.
• And the Democrat and Republican Party at every level profanes the sacred institutions of this nation as it dismantles our past for a collectivist future.
The Democrat and Republican Party has for decades pursued an agenda that has brought America to the edge of extinction, encumbered our liberties with chains, and daily subjects us to the arrogance and effrontery of office-holders who have nothing but contempt for the American people and for our country.
THEY DON’T BELONG HERE ANYMORE.
My last words to you on this 4th of July of 2009 come to us from a long ago time, when the future of America was also in doubt:
“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own (Suzette Kelo, are you listening?); whether their houses and farms are to be pillaged and destroyed, and themselves consigned to a state of wretchedness from which no human efforts will deliver them. The fate of unborn millions will now depend, UNDER GOD, on the courage and conduct of this army. Our cruel and unrelenting enemy leaves us only the choice of brave resistance, or the most abject submission. We have, therefore, to resolve to conquer or die.” GEORGE WASHINGTON, [address to the Continental Army before the battle of Long Island, Aug. 27, 1776]
“We should never despair. Our Situation before has been unpromising and has changed for the better, so I trust, it will again. If new difficulties arise, we must only put forth New Efforts and proportion our Efforts to the exigency of the times.” GEORGE WASHINGTON, letter to Major General Philip Schuyler, Jul. 15, 1777
Washington’s light shines to us through the ages, driving out the darkness pledged by Barack Hussein Obama and his legion of conspirators. He is not alone in this conspiracy.
We must survive the next four years…
…AND SEND SOMEONE TO CONGRESS WHO KNOWS WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AN AMERICAN.