No 396 5/27/13 “En mi opinión” Lázaro R González Miño Editor ‘IN GOD WE TRUST’
“MEMORIAL DAY – GOD PROTECT AMERICA” THANK YOU
For serving our country and protect our freedom.
In honor of those who have given their lives in order that others may live free, I want to recall the words of President Ronald Reagan from remarks that he gave at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, 1986. I want to say thank you to our veterans, who heeded the call and have served honorably to protect and defend the Constitution which protects our freedoms.
“Today is the day we put aside to remember fallen heroes and to pray that no heroes will ever have to die for us again. It’s a day of thanks for the valor of others, a day to remember the splendor of America and those of her children who rest in this cemetery and others. It’s a day to be with the family and remember.
I was thinking this morning that across the country children and their parents will be going to the town parade and the young ones will sit on the sidewalks and wave their flags as the band goes by. Later, maybe, they’ll have a cookout or a day at the beach. And that’s good, because today is a day to be with the family and to remember.
Arlington, this place of so many memories, is a fitting place for some remembering. So many wonderful men and women rest here, men and women who led colorful, vivid, and passionate lives. There are the greats of the military: Bull Halsey and the Admirals Leahy, father and son; Black Jack Pershing; and the GI’s general, Omar Bradley. Great men all, military men. But there are others here known for other things.
Here in Arlington rests a sharecropper’s son who became a hero to a lonely people. Joe Louis came from nowhere, but he knew how to fight. And he galvanized a nation in the days after Pearl Harbor when he put on the uniform of his country and said, “I know we’ll win because we’re on God’s side.” Audie Murphy is here, Audie Murphy of the wild, wild courage. For what else would you call it when a man bounds to the top of a disabled tank, stops an enemy advance, saves lives, and rallies his men, and all of it single-handedly. When he radioed for artillery support and was asked how close the enemy was to his position, he said, “Wait a minute and I’ll let you speak to them.” [Laughter]
Michael Smith is here, and Dick Scobee, both of the space shuttle Challenger. Their courage wasn’t wild, but thoughtful, the mature and measured courage of career professionals who took prudent risks for great reward—in their case, to advance the sum total of knowledge in the world. They’re only the latest to rest here; they join other great explorers with names like Grissom and Chaffee.
Oliver Wendell Holmes is here, the great jurist and fighter for the right. A poet searching for an image of true majesty could not rest until he seized on “Holmes dissenting in a sordid age.” Young Holmes served in the Civil War. He might have been thinking of the crosses and stars of Arlington when he wrote: “At the grave of a hero we end, not with sorrow at the inevitable loss, but with the contagion of his courage; and with a kind of desperate joy we go back to the fight.”
All of these men were different, but they shared this in common: They loved America very much. There was nothing they wouldn’t do for her. And they loved with the sureness of the young. It’s hard not to think of the young in a place like this, for it’s the young who do the fighting and dying when a peace fails and a war begins. Not far from here is the statue of the three servicemen—the three fighting boys of Vietnam. It, too, has majesty and more. Perhaps you’ve seen it—three rough boys walking together, looking ahead with a steady gaze. There’s something wounded about them, a kind of resigned toughness. But there’s an unexpected tenderness, too. At first you don’t really notice, but then you see it. The three are touching each other, as if they’re supporting each other, helping each other on
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DHS Caught Spying On Veterans
May 27, 2013 by Breaking News
In 2009, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security began a program to monitor white supremacists and “militia/sovereign-citizen extremist groups” for terrorist activities.
Included among the suspected terrorists were Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.
At the time it was revealed, the program called “Operation Vigilant Eagle” caused some controversy but was quickly forgotten and buried by the media.
For the DHS, Vigilant Eagle was the expression of the misdirected paranoia that exists at the agency’s highest levels, which since President Obama stepped into office have issued multiple reports about a supposed wave of terrorism by American conservatives of various stripes, from Tea Party members to off-duty cops.
At the time, Janet Napolitano, Homeland Security secretary and chief conspiracy theorist, told NBC that, “This is an assessment of things just to be wary of, not to infringe on constitutional rights, certainly not to malign our veterans.”
No End To Scandals In Sight For Embattled Obama White House
May 27, 2013 by Niall Stanage
Batten down the hatches and wait for the storm to clear.
That’s the advice veteran Washington Democrats are urging on a White House that has been embattled for a full two weeks by the triad of controversies revolving around the IRS, Benghazi and the Justice Department’s seizure of reporters’ phone records. No-one expects the pressure to let up anytime soon.
“There is blood in the water and the sharks are circling,” said Jim Manley, who spent years as the top communications aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) before moving on to a career at a lobbying firm.
“The last thing the White House needs to do is to make any unnecessary quick moves — by making dramatic personnel changes, for example.”
Mike McCurry, who labored as White House Press Secretary for President Bill Clinton during the feverish early days of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, opted for a different marine metaphor.
“The temptation, when you have some variety of these feeding frenzies, is only to worry about the churning water and not the longer-term horizon,” he said. “The critical thing is to not lose sight of the larger agenda that the president got elected to execute.”
The advice from the likes of Manley and McCurry is finding a receptive audience at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. McCurry recently spoke with White House chief of staff Denis McDonough, and came away impressed with the discipline McDonough was instilling in the rest of the staff.
La mayoría de estadounidenses no apoya la reforma sanitaria, según encuesta
27 de mayo de 2013
Washington — – Un 54 % de los estadounidenses sigue sin apoyar la reforma sanitaria aprobada en 2010 por el presidente de EE.UU., Barack Obama, mientras que un 43 % sí la respalda, según una encuesta publicada hoy por la cadena CNN.
Los porcentajes son similares a los reflejados en otras encuestas realizadas en los tres años que han pasado desde la aprobación de la ley, a la que se opone buena parte del ala republicana en el Congreso.
Dentro del 54 % de encuestados que aseguraron estar en contra de la reforma, un 35 % argumentó que la ley es demasiado liberal, mientras que otro 16 % afirmó oponerse por todo lo contrario, al considerar que la legislación no va lo suficientemente lejos.
Entre los demócratas, casi un 75 % dicen apoyar la reforma sanitaria, mientras que en el caso de los republicanos sólo lo hace un 16 %.
Sólo un tercio de los estadounidenses blancos apoyan la ley, mientras que en el resto de grupos raciales la proporción se eleva a seis de cada diez, según la encuesta.
Por edades, quienes más simpatizan con la ley son los jóvenes, de los que la mayoría la apoya, mientras que sólo un 31 % de los mayores de 65 años lo hace.
La encuesta se llevó a cabo el 17 y 18 de mayo, justo después de que la Cámara de Representantes de Estados Unidos aprobara de nuevo la derogación de la reforma sanitaria, en su votación número 37 sobre esa legislación.
No se prevé que esa votación tenga mayores efectos políticos, porque los demócratas cuentan con la mayoría en el Senado.
Desde su promulgación, la ley sanitaria se ha aplicado de forma paulatina y la parte más controvertida entrará en vigor en enero próximo, cuando se exigirá que casi todos los estadounidenses tengan un plan médico y que las grandes empresas lo ofrezcan como beneficio, o afronten fuertes multas.
La encuesta se realizó por teléfono, sobre una muestra de 923 adultos y con un margen de error de más menos tres puntos porcentuales.
Obama’s Commerce Secretary Pick Failed to Disclose $80 Million in Earnings
Suspende el gobierno de Obama reportar la deuda Ricardo Samitier
Los que no ha podido Leer los Periódicos Por estar Gozando El Weekend Largo…
Fue Suspendido el Informe Sobre el monto de la Deuda…
El Gobierno anuncio que Seguirá imprimiendo dólares Para cubrir sus gastos…
El Ministro del TESORO de Obama anuncio en Washington que el
Gobierno decidió suspender el techo de la deuda, y continuará
Imprimiendo dólares para cubrí sus gastos (igual que lo hizo LUIS XVI
Por lo tanto, el tesorero de Obama, seguirá IMPRIMIENDO DÓLARES
HASTA QUE REVIENTE LA VERDADERA REVOLUCIÓN…
Ese es el motivo de que el gobierno ha comprado millones de BALAS Y 3,800 TANQUES LIGEROS DE GUERRA URBANA…
Aquí tiene el enlace para leer la SUSPENSIÓN DE LA DEUDA…
Special prosecutor needed for IRS misdeeds
By United Press International May 27, 2013 6:50 am
The call for a special prosecutor to probe the IRS and press-monitoring scandals is growing, with U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R.-S.C.) telling Fox News Sunday that a special counsel is necessary because he believes the White House is too entwined.
“This did not accidentally happen,” Graham said of the IRS’ decision to apply extra scrutiny to conservative groups. “I think it comes from the top.”
About news that the Department of Justice aggressively has searched phone records and emails of reporters who wrote on national security matters, Graham said, “We are beginning to criminalize journalism, and I think that should worry us all.”
In Massachusetts, U.S. Rep. Edward J. Markey, who is running for U.S. Senate, countered in a prepared statement, “Congress is engaged in a top-to-bottom review to make sure those who engaged in this outrageous activity at the IRS are found and fired. More firings may be necessary and additional action should be driven by the findings of this congressional review, but I do not believe a special prosecutor is warranted at this point.”
GOP rival Gabriel Gomez said, “If getting to the bottom of this abuse of power by the IRS requires a special prosecutor, so be it.”
Markey’s Democratic colleague U.S. Rep. Stephen F. Lynch warned last week that if IRS brass continue to dodge authorities’ questions, demands for an independent probe would heighten.
“If that’s the approach they’re going to take, to refuse to cooperate, there may be no real alternative but for Congress to ask for a special counsel,” Lynch said last week.
He said yesterday, however, “I think it’s premature right now … I wouldn’t want to abdicate our responsibility. We have a job to do first.”
Rand Paul: Obama ‘Losing Moral Authority’
Sunday, 26 May 2013 04:23 PM By Greg Richter
President Barack Obama is in danger of losing his moral authority to lead the nation, Rep. Rand Paul, R-Ky., says.
Appearing on ABC’s “This Week,” Paul said the three controversies currently swirling around the administration weaken his leadership ability.
“Nobody questions his legal authority, but I think he’s really losing the moral authority,” Paul said. “I don’t care whether you’re a Republican or Democrat, nobody likes to see the opposite party punishing you for your political beliefs.”
Paul was referring to IRS agents targeting conservative groups for additional scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status prior the previous election cycle. Some have charged that agents wanted to suppress Republican voter turnout, though administration officials say the agents simply used bad judgment.
Asked whether he was aware of anyone at the IRS breaking the law, Paul responded that he didn’t know. But he noted that Lois Lerner, the head of tax-exempt organizations at the agency, took her Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate herself when asked to testify before Congress last week.
“The president did respond to that, and he has suspended her,” Paul noted. “However, he’s still paying her and I don’t want that to go on forever.”
Paul called for a speedy resolution to the IRS scandal.
Obama “says he’s going to listen to his new IRS commissioner in 30 days. Well, the investigation’s been going on over a year now, so I would think it wouldn’t take very long,” Paul said. “If he goes beyond 30 days, and if no one is fired over this, I really think it’s going to be trouble for him trying to lead in the next four years.”
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Ronald Reagan’s Speech On Memorial Day 1984
May 27, 2013 by Ronald Reagan
Memorial Day is a day of ceremonies and speeches. Throughout America today, we honor the dead of our wars. We recall their valor and their sacrifices. We remember they gave their lives so that others might live.
We’re also gathered here for a special event — the national funeral for an unknown soldier who will today join the heroes of three other wars.
When he spoke at a ceremony at Gettysburg in 1863, President Lincoln reminded us that through their deeds, the dead had spoken more eloquently for themselves than any of the living ever could, and that we living could only honor them by rededicating ourselves to the cause for which they so willingly gave a last full measure of devotion.
Well, this is especially so today, for in our minds and hearts is the memory of Vietnam and all that that conflict meant for those who sacrificed on the field of battle and for their loved ones who suffered here at home.
Not long ago, when a memorial was dedicated here in Washington to our Vietnam veterans, the events surrounding that dedication were a stirring reminder of America’s resilience, of how our nation could learn and grow and transcend the tragedies of the past.
During the dedication ceremonies, the rolls of those who died and are still missing were read for 3 days in a candlelight ceremony at the National Cathedral. And the veterans of Vietnam who were never welcomed home with speeches and bands, but who were never defeated in battle and were heroes as surely as any who have ever fought in a noble cause, staged their own parade on Constitution Avenue. As America watched them — some in wheelchairs, all of them proud — there was a feeling that this nation — that as a nation we were coming together again and that we had, at long last, welcomed the boys home.
“A lot of healing went on,” said one combat veteran who helped organize support for the memorial. And then there was this newspaper account that appeared after the ceremonies. I’d like to read it to you. “Yesterday, crowds returned to the Memorial. Among them was Herbie Petit, a machinist and former marine from New Orleans. `Last night,’ he said, standing near the wall, `I went out to dinner with some other ex-marines. There was also a group of college students in the restaurant. We started talking to each other. And before we left, they stood up and cheered us. The whole week,’ Petit said, his eyes red, `it was worth it just for that.”’
It has been worth it. We Americans have learned to listen to each other and to trust each other again. We’ve learned that government owes the people an explanation and needs their support for its actions at home and abroad. And we have learned, and I pray this time for good, the most valuable lesson of all — the preciousness of human freedom.
It has been a lesson relearned not just by Americans but by all the people of the world. Yet, while the experience of Vietnam has given us a stark lesson that ultimately must move the conscience of the world, we must remember that we cannot today, as much as some might want to, close this chapter in our history, for the war in Southeast Asia still haunts a small but brave group of Americans — the families of those still missing in the Vietnam conflict.
They live day and night with uncertainty, with an emptiness, with a void that we cannot fathom. Today some sit among you. Their feelings are a mixture of pride and fear. They’re proud of their sons or husbands, fathers or brothers who bravely and nobly answered the call of their country. But some of them fear that this ceremony writes a final chapter, leaving those they love forgotten.
Well, today then, one way to honor those who served or may still be serving in Vietnam is to gather here and rededicate ourselves to securing the answers for the families of those missing in action. I ask the Members of Congress, the leaders of veterans groups, and the citizens of an entire nation present or listening, to give these families your help and your support, for they still sacrifice and suffer.
Vietnam is not over for them. They cannot rest until they know the fate of those they loved and watched march off to serve their country. Our dedication to their cause must be strengthened with these events today. We write no last chapters. We close no books. We put away no final memories. An end to America’s involvement in Vietnam cannot come before we’ve achieved the fullest possible accounting of those missing in action.
This can only happen when their families know with certainty that this nation discharged her duty to those who served nobly and well. Today a united people call upon Hanoi with one voice: Heal the sorest wound of this conflict. Return our sons to America. End the grief of those who are innocent and undeserving of any retribution.
The Unknown Soldier who is returned to us today and whom we lay to rest is symbolic of all our missing sons, and we will present him with the Congressional Medal of Honor, the highest military decoration that we can bestow.
About him we may well wonder, as others have: As a child, did he play on some street in a great American city? Or did he work beside his father on a farm out in America’s heartland? Did he marry? Did he have children? Did he look expectantly to return to a bride?
We’ll never know the answers to these questions about his life. We do know, though, why he died. He saw the horrors of war but bravely faced them, certain his own cause and his country’s cause was a noble one; that he was fighting for human dignity, for free men everywhere. Today we pause to embrace him and all who served us so well in a war whose end offered no parades, no flags, and so little thanks. We can be worthy of the values and ideals for which our sons sacrificed — worthy of their courage in the face of a fear that few of us will ever experience — by honoring their commitment and devotion to duty and country.
Many veterans of Vietnam still serve in the Armed Forces, work in our offices, on our farms, and in our factories. Most have kept their experiences private, but most have been strengthened by their call to duty. A grateful nation opens her heart today in gratitude for their sacrifice, for their courage, and for their noble service. Let us, if we must, debate the lessons learned at some other time. Today, we simply say with pride, “Thank you, dear son. May God cradle you in His loving arms.”
We present to you our nation’s highest award, the Congressional Medal of Honor, for service above and beyond the call of duty in action with the enemy during the Vietnam era.
Sen. Coburn: Holder Investigating DOJ A ‘total Conflict Of Interest’
May 27, 2013 by Breaking News
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) on Sunday said that Attorney General Eric Holder should not be in charge of investigating the Justice Department’s (DOJ) seizure of communication records of journalists who reported on classified information.
“You cannot investigate yourself,” said Coburn on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “I think it’s a total conflict of interest.”
President Obama has stated that Holder is investigating claims that the DOJ overreached in its efforts to tamp down on leaks of confidential information.
Coburn stopped short of calling for special prosecutor to look into the claims that the DOJ breach reporters’ rights to privacy, as some Republicans lawmakers have done, however. But he insisted that someone other than Holder should lead the review.
“It doesn’t mean you shouldn’t investigate it,” Coburn said. “And it shouldn’t mean we shouldn’t be tough on that. But allowing the very person that authorized the two things that we are aware today to investigate whether or not he did that appropriately is inappropriate.
Inside Every Liberal Is A Totalitarian Screaming To Get Out
May 27, 2013 by Daniel Greenfield
There is a characteristic feature to tyranny. It isn’t the scowling faces of armed guards or the rusting metal of barbed wire fences. It isn’t the black cars of the secret police or the prison camps surrounded by wastelands of snow.
The defining characteristic of tyranny is the diversion of power from the people to the unelected elite. The elite can claim to be inspired by Allah or Marx; it can act in the name of racial purity or universal workers compensation or both. The details don’t matter, because in all instances, tyranny derives its justification from the superiority of the rulers and the inferiority of the people.
The left launched two revolutions. One was the hard revolution of bombs and assassinations by those who did not have the time or patience to wait for the long march through the institutions of the state. This revolution was born quickly and died quickly. It killed millions and choking on their blood it died by stages, losing its ideas and then its power, until there were only a few old men and women in shawls clinging to red velvet portraits of Stalin.
But there was also the soft revolution that was slow and subtle. It was a revolution of laws, rather than bombs. It did not concern itself with 5-year-plans but with 50-year-plans. It proceeded by increments, raising the temperature so very gradually that the free world did not realize it was cooked until it could smell its own burning flesh.
The revolutions of the east failed. They rose quickly in fire and fury and only ashes and statues remain. But the revolutions of the west have been underway for generations in countries where millions of men and women go about their business without realizing what is taking place around them.
When H.G. Wells met with Lenin in 1920, he wrote, “Our essential difference, the difference of the Collectivist and Marxist, the question whether the social revolution is, in its extremity, necessary, whether it is necessary to overthrow one social and economic system completely before the new one can begin.”
“THE FREEDON NEVER IS FREE”