Sunday, February 5, 2017

Failure Is NOT An Option

In the course of human endeavors there comes a time when one must stand for principles, belief in moral purpose and strive against all obstacles to attain absolute victory. To shrink from this challenge or to let one's opponent gain sway is an unthinkable outcome. As an American it is in our blood to strive for freedom and justice and all the benefits and indeed obligations therein. We all know that freedom is not free. We need to honor all who have come before us to uphold their standards and sacrifice so that we might live in freedom.
I honor our forefathers, and their sacrifices by adhering to their creed and upholding their ideals; which we all cherish. Following are examples of their courage and spirit.

1) Nathan Hale: "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my Country." -Last words before he was hanged by the British.

2)Patrick Henry: "Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death."

3)John Paul Jones: "I have not yet begun to fight."

4)Thomas Paine: "The cause of America is in great measure the cause of all mankind."

5)Thomas Paine: "That government is best which governs least."

6)Thomas Jefferson: "We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor."

7)Thomas Jefferson: "When the people fear the government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."

8)Patrick Henry: "The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government."

9)Abraham Lincoln: "The people of these United States are the rightful masters of both congress and courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert that Constitution."

These were not people that were just idly pontificating. They were people who put every last measure of devotion into their beliefs and ideals. In modern parlance I would refer to them as 'ass kickers' extraordinaire.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

The Ends Justify The Means

If we want to live in a society that is governed by moral and ethical codes we can no longer tolerate "the ends justify the means". Government and the power of the State have become so strong that the individual is powerless to fight against any intrusion into their lives by State power. Most will wonder- why should I care? But care you must if you care about the most fundamental of freedoms we hold dear. When the State has disproportionate power over individuals this is an affront to each and every citizen and freedom loving person in our great Republic. When some person, even a complete stranger to myself, is stripped of their constitutional rights or civil liberties then we all suffer. When State or government power is left unchecked, we all have a problem because power such as this has a morally corrosive and deleterious effect on our society. This all may seem vague and even confusing, but hang with me because I will present real world examples of exactly what I am referring to. This conundrum of State power versus individual liberty is not a new one and we should be mindful that many have come before us and many will come after. They are all freedom loving patriots and we owe them a large measure of gratitude. God Bless.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Heroin USA

When I was growing up in the 60's and 70's we were exposed to movies and pressure such that we KNEW that you don't mess with heroin. Now the kids today not only have easy access to heroin, but even MORE addictive substances such as methamphetamine and numerous other nefarious substances such as ecstasy and the list goes on. Nixon came out in the early 70's and created the wonderful DEA in his "war on drugs". Only problem is that that it ain't working worth a shit. Good old Nancy Reagan(God rest her soul) wanted everyone to just say NO to drugs and that was cool and all, but we need a deeper dive to root out this scourge on our society.
Purdue pharma came out with oxycontin in the 90's and I knew damn well we had a potential problem on our hands. Oxycodone should have never been made more available to the non-cancer patient population and this was where the error was made. Hard to say if it was the pharmaceutical dollars or the academic types who had there blinders on with respect to the damage that narcotics can cause. My experience tells me that most people would be best served by taking the absolute least amount of narcotics as possible. That seems obvious and all, but it's really sad and dismaying when as a pharmacist you see people who are utterly transformed into drug seekers by the apparent allure of these opiates. Now we are in the throes of an epidemic and every Tom, Dick and Harry thinks they know how to "fix" the problem. Let me tell you-they don't. You have the law and order types who think they will just lock everyone up and "by God we'll fix this problem". Well, sorry but that just ain't working. The other end of the spectrum wants to medicalize the problem and treat it as a "disease", but this is kind of a horse shit way of doing things too. So where does that leave us? With our finger firmly up our asses and we better listen to people on the front lines or we are going to lose a whole generation of Americans who deserve better.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Enough Is Enough

I'm sure we all have had our fill of sore loser stories from the left and I know I damn sure have. Someone, who I previously respected, said that he was taking bets on when President Trump would be impeached. I know that is messed up on so many levels that it's hard to even fathom. Why is that the left establishment are such incredibly sore losers? I'm not entirely sure, but I think it has something to with their unwillingness to relinquish the reins of power. That seems natural and all, but their nastiness and boorishness borders on the pathological. Ultimately their petty sniveling and whining will backfire and we can coalesce power behind people who are out to serve the higher purpose of making America great again. No amount of negativity can deflect us from this higher calling. God Bless

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Inauguration

I have been allotted 6 GOOD seats for the inauguration and I am ecstatic. The location is south section C. I tried to figure out where that is, but to no avail. Suffice it to say they are not nosebleed tickets and that's good enough for me. As long as I don't have to use binoculars to see what's going on I will consider it a great honor to partake in the inaugural festivities. Sometimes things fall in place for you and this is one of those times. DC here I come!

Keeping It Real

Didn't realize that it had been so long since I wrote. It's not that I don't have tons of stuff to write about, so let the fun begin. I see that the left leaning mainstream media is trying to skewer President Trump before he is even sworn in. A Trump presidency and indeed a second term represents a clear and present danger to those who have been nursing on the public teat for much too long. These lobbyists, influencers and hangers-on will need to find another victim to ply their trade. America is sick and tired of supporting their lifestyle and enabling these pathetic excuses for people to ply their trade at our expense. Of course we would expect these folks to go out kicking and screaming, so no big surprise there.
Here is the thing I got going on with the inauguration. I have been given 6 seats and I will find out today where those seats are. Hopefully, they are good seats and I will make my way to DC and have a blast with like-minded patriots who love their Country. I must admit that it was thoroughly enjoyable to hang around Trump supporters at the rally in Eau Claire. I am sure the inauguration will be similar or perhaps even better. I am thrilled to get Obama out of office and I'm 100% positive that President Trump will be a much needed shot in the arm for our country. God Bless

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Don't Rub It In

Hey, you will not find someone happier than me about the Trump victory. It was oh so sweet, but it behooves us to not throw it in the faces of those who for some reason found Hillary compelling. You can't just go around gloating and think there won't be some blow-back. Right now a lot of people are skeptical about a Trump presidency, but they will come around. Give them a chance to realize that making some positive changes can be good for our Country and hey everyone comes from different backgrounds, so try to show a glimmer of humility as we bask in our hard fought victory.