Thursday, August 26, 2010

It’s NOT the Economy, Stupid

“It’s the economy, stupid,” was a campaign slogan of Bill Clinton in his 1992 presidential campaign. He was wrong then and those repeating the phrase today are equally wrong. Why? I thought you’d never ask. National security and border security are the co-number one important issues in America today.

I can understand the feeling that we need jobs and a more robust economy. My wallet has felt the pich, too – and felt it painfully. We cannot, however, always think or vote with our pocketbooks.

Think about it. If we continue to have a porous border, allowing illegal (yes, I wrote “illegal”) aliens to enter this country at will; if we do not close the border to Muslim fanatics who enter the nation to do it harm; if we continue to allow Mexican gangs to flourish at the border – and inside the border (our side); there will be no economy to speak of.  (See this report).
  • It was illegal immigrants who hijacked planes on September 11, 2001 and killed thousands of people – within our borders. The damages from those attacks continue to mount.
  • Beyond the fact that their very presence in the US is unlawful, illegals account for a large number of crimes in this nation, including murder, rape, kidnapping, and even drunk driving. (Read a report here).  

These are only a couple of examples of the need for real border security. A simple GoodSearch study would net many more. It is tied to our national security and our economy.

The immediate response to these thoughts by some liberals might be, “Lovelace is a racist.” Not by a longshot. I’ll let someone else answer the charge, though. In an open letter written to (then) Sen. Bill Frist, retired Border Patrol Agent Daniel J. Stoddard wrote in part:
 It is not racist to want secure borders.  What is racist about wanting secure borders and a secure America? What is racist about not wanting people to sneak into America and steal benefits we have set aside for legal aliens, senior citizens, children and other legal residents? What is it about race that entitles people to violate our laws, steal identities, and take the American Dream without paying the price? For about four decades American politicians have refused to secure our borders and look after the welfare of middle class Americans. These politicians have been of both parties. A huge debt to American society has resulted. This debt will be satisfied and the interest will be high. There have already been riots in the streets by illegal aliens and their supporters. There will be more. (Read the entire letter here.
I say, it is not the economy. Secure our borders. That’s ONE step in securing this great nation’s future.

What do YOU think, coffee drinkers? Is the economy the most important issue in this nation at the moment? If not, what is. Speak up.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Dear Ms. Pelosi

Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi has called for an investigation into who is “funding” the outrage over the siting of the mosque at Ground Zero. Here’s my response in the form of an open letter.

Dear Ms. Pelosi,

I see that you’d like me investigated. Bring it on.

I favor freedom of religion, as guaranteed to me as an American citizen. I am in favor of allowing places of worship (any kind) to be erected in appropriate places. I even believe that it MAY be legal to build this particular mosque at the site requested. I’m not sure about that, but let’s assume it.

All that is fine, but there are other matters involved. Like it or not, Many (maybe most) Americans are still hurting over that attack at that site. Another fact is that the attack was carried out by muslims. The connection is hard to miss. American sensibilities are offended by this planned building on that particular site. Personally, I find it to be morally reprehensible and outrageous.

Do they (the planners) have a right? Maybe. Do they have a responsibility to be sensitive to New York and America? You betcha.

Then there is the matter of the Greek Orthodox Church that was previously standing when the towers came down. It ended up under much of the rubble from the towers. It does not look like that will be rebuilt. Why not? Is there some form of politically correct mumbo jumbo that justifies this? All over the country, congregations get turned down for building permits. It happens regularly. Some of the rejections are reasonable. Many are suspect.

You state that there are people “ginning up” resistance to the mosque being built on this site. We don’t need to be ginned up. Nobody has given me a nickel and I am not part of any organized effort in any way. I don’t need to be. I can get outraged on my own.

Investigate all you will. What you will find is a concerned American veteran who loves this country, deplores what you are doing to it, and thinks that the mosque at that site is a very poor idea.

Thank you for taking the time to read my missive (as I know you have). Your personal comments are always welcome here.

Monday, August 09, 2010


Representatives of the “religion of peace,” killed ten aid workers in Northern Afghanistan last week. (story here). Guilty of the "crime" of offering medical assistance to rural Afghanis, they were taken out of their vehicles, lined up, and shot one by one. The Taliban claimed credit for the killings, stating that the martyrs had been preaching Christianity. A quick search on GoodSearch ** indicates that the murder of humanitarian workers in Muslim countries has been rising drastically in recent years.

It must be acknowledged that Muslims have their martyrs, too.

Let’s make some comparisons.

The ten Christian martyrs of last week, and many more like them, were killed while involved in loving, peaceful activities. In this most recent case, they were offering optical care in a very remote region. They had also delivered medical equipment which they had raised the money to purchase for these Afghanis.

Muslim martyrs strap bombs to themselves and their vehicles and try to kill as many people as possible, including a great preponderance of innocents, many of whom are Muslims. They fly planes into buildings full of non-combatants. Their compatriots, even those living the good life in these United States, often celebrate such attacks publicly.

The Christians who become martyrs, while not seeking martyrdom, are motivated by love for Christ and the people to whom they are sent to serve.

The Muslim martyrs are motivated by hate for all things western, Christian, and Jewish. They also hope that they will be comforted by the current number of virgins in paradise – and at times reap benefits for the families they leave behind.

Praise God for the lives of these martyrs. May their deaths be the catalyst that turns many hearts and minds to Christ.

Coffee drinkers, what are your thoughts on this? And what about that great big mosque on the site of "Ground Zero?"

I would like to hear from you here in the comments section.


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