Why the funding of the military is fundamental to the US

Every once in a while when I get into a discussion about various issues that involve how DC is spending our money, the argument comes up that they don’t like the money going toward the military. I have decided to respond to this comment here. I admit I really didn’t know how to respond to it because I felt it was one of those things that we all have things that we wish the government didn’t pay for and we have to accept it for what it is. But, the problem with that argument about the government not funding the military goes back to one of the basic reasons we are the UNITED States of America. See, back then as we find continue to see now, the states wanted to keep as much decision making at that level rather than having someone in New Hampshire making decisions for Georgia (for instance.) I mean, unless you live in Wyoming, do you really think that the lawmakers from that state understand the needs for a state that has huge urban areas or a lot of farmland? It was the same then when the New England states were more industrialized than the states in the south. And while slavery was an issue it was the only issue that was up for debate as the founding fathers created our country. In fact, there really were only two reasons why they supported joining together the colonies. The two reasons were trade and defense. As you read the Bill of Rights, you can see how they limited the federal government in order to give the states the strength to make their own decisions. In fact, the whole reason for the 10th Amendment is to give the states all the rights not given to the Federal Government, which really were based on the need for a collective group to be able to defend the country from attacks from other countries, as happened with the War of 1812, and to be able to engage in trade with other countries, rather than having 13 colonies separately try to do so. So, isn’t it interesting that the one part of the budget that many on the left would like to not have is one of the few reasons we were formed as a country.

The other side to the argument about not funding the military came to me as I read something about pacifists and their desire to avoid World War II. I can understand that they don’t like the idea of fighting and don’t want to be around it. It reminds me of all the talk about trying to stop bullying. No matter what is said and done, bullying will exist. The most recent example of bullying I saw was a bird that would not allow other birds around the bird feeder. It is part of who we have been created to be. Sadly, sometimes I think the unspoken part of the message about not funding the military is that those who do want to have a strong military, do so because they want war and like the idea of going to war, thus the reason for wanting to fund the military.

Just as much as we would like to live in a crime free world, crime will exist. It was this idea that gave me the way I see the defense budget. I would love to live my life where I don’t have to worry about locking my house and that I could leave my keys in my car with it sitting in my driveway. Sadly, those days are over and we have to protect ourselves from those who would take a car with keys in it or go from house to house looking for an unlocked door. Women have to worry about being attacked and raped. Thus, the need for the military to protect us as a country as well as protect us as individuals in not something that we can avoid. It is something that allows us to have some degree of security that the door will stay locked at night when we go to bed and not be forced open by soldiers of another country.

So that is my two cents on why one of the few rights that the founding fathers gave to the Federal government was for the military.


Why can’t we just realize war has been declared on us…by the democrats?

So, the House is going to be voting soon on the Disclose Act. I thought for about 30 seconds on whether to call Jim Cooper to tel him to vote NO. But, he is going to vote as Nancy Pelosi tells him. He thinks he will be part of the great new world that the Democrats are creating, but sadly I think the people will revolt when they realize what is going on. It is sad that Obamacorn has basically declared war on multiple states. The gulf states with the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the Immigration Law in Arizona. It is sad that we have a president and a bunch of representatives that are more concerned about destroying this great country than actually supporting what makes it great – We the people.

I see pictures being posted by liberals on facebook talking about how horrible things are in the gulf states as oil washes up on the beaches. Yet, they seem to be clueless on the parts that Obama is playing in this. He has known since February that the oil rig had problems. The MMS allowed the oil rig to avoid an inspection about a week or so before the explosion occurred. Obama is doing everything to stop ALL deep sea drilling as a response. But, do you hear about Chavez nationalizing American oil rigs as in Venezuela now owns something without compensating company for them? Have you heard about Soros investing in oil rigs in Brazil? Have you heard about the almost 30 offers of help that Obama has either ignored or refused? Have you heard about the sand dreggers that were stopped because of safety issues (making sure they had life vests on board by the coast guard?) Have you heard about the company that had oil booms read to be used but they were refused because they were not good enough to use? Have you heard about the sand berms that finally Jindal decided to have built to try to defend his state, but he was stopped because they might not be good for the environment? Yet, oil spilling out and ruining the land is not an environmental issue?

And, of course, now taxes will have to be increased to pay for all the damage that has occurred.

As a reminder, remember that some of the men that Obama has quietly surrounded himself with are Bill Ayers, Wade Rathke, Van Jones, and George Soros.

Updated to add. Of course, the Democrats passed the Disclose Act with Jim Cooper Voting for it. Also, Bob Etheridge (D – North Carolina) supported the Disclose Act.

But of course, this post from Hot Air says it all Hank Johnson: We need to pass the DISCLOSE Act to stop Republicans from winning elections Check out the link to see the video it has.

Citizens (tourists) are warned not to travel to…parts of the United States

The State Department has a list of countries that are considered unsafe for citizens to travel to. Well, now the US Department of the Interior is posting warning for citizens to not travel to parts of Arizona due to safety issues.

From Gretawire

If it is just a few miles in Arizona but illegal aliens are coming into this country for a better life, then why worry about it, right?

The answer is no because if you look at the sign, you will notice the reason why. Notice the words ACTIVE DRUG AND HUMAN SMUGGLING. That does not sound like innocent people are crossing the borders for a better life. It sounds like criminals to me. Are they all settling in nice little homes in Arizona or is Arizona just the gateway to other states? What happens when you see signs warning you not to travel in parts of your city or state?

But, hey Obamacorn still thinks the Arizona Immigration Law is wrong.

Another state considers immigration law

Here is a question for those against immigration laws. If you have a job or ever had a job, did you have to fill out paper work and show proof that you were a citizen of this country or in the country legally so that you could be hired? Yep, you had to show several forms of ID in order to be able to earn a living. So, why do people consider it racial profiling, if someone who is arrested must show that he or she is in this country legally? Maybe the answer is easy but kind of expense…all that are arrested are run through the database to prove citizenship. I would say that if they showed the same ids that are required for a job they would not need to have their name run through the database, but sadly it is so easy to get phony papers that I have joked in the past while searching for my social security card, which I signed when I was 8 years old that it was easier for illegals to get papers than it was for me to find all the ids I needed.

Tennessee considers new immigration law

The sponsors of a bill that would require Tennessee jailers to determine whether inmates are illegally in the country and report them say it’s an easy way to fight illegal immigration in the state.

Chris Matthews calls our soldiers the enemy camp for Obama

It may be a strange context, but Chris Matthews called West Point Academy the enemy camp. Yep, the men and women who are dedicating their lives to protect our freedom now are considered the enemy by a newscaster on MSNBC. So, I am doing what I did for CBS when David Letterman made his comments. I’m going to block the channels on my television so they will not be viewed in my house. It means that I won’t watch the final episodes of Top Chef, which I have watched faithfully this season. If NBC supports the idea that soldiers that keep us safe are the enemy than I can’t support them.

From Newsbusters

Obama’s says he is concerned but not enough to listen to his advisers

Remember when First Lady Photo Opbama said that her focus was going to be on military families. She made a visit to Fort Bragg to tell the military families how much she supported them and that they would be one of her high priorities as First Lady. Hmmm, haven’t heard her do anything special for them since that visit back in March. What a great photo op it was for her to show concern for our military and their families who make sacrifices for us. First Lady Photo Opbama’s visit to Fort Bragg.

Then, recently, in October President Photo Opbama made a trip to Dover to be seen showing concern regarding the sacrifices that the troops are making for our country. Of course, he didn’t forget to have the cameras ready to take pictures of him showing his concern. Hot Air has an interesting blog about how the language changed in the press regarding this photo op visit to Dover. Hot Air

Now, he did go to the memorial service at Fort Hood, where of course there were plenty of cameras, but he did not go immediately after the terrorist attack to show support to the military. Of course, he was too busy spending the weekend at Camp David. Say what you will about President Bush, but he and the First Lady Bush made a private visit without cameras to spend time with the families. He did what he believed he should do without thinking of how it would play out on television or the press. From American Thinker

I bring all this up because since August, Photo Opbama has been sitting on war options in Afghanistan rather than making a decision. This decision is actually pretty simple to make because he has been told by his advisers the best decision to make. But, it might not sit well with some of his supporters and it could hurt his poll numbers so he votes “present.” But, during the time when he wasn’t making a decision, he wanted to make sure that his supporters that support the military know he does support the military. So, he made sure that he was seen showing concern.

Unfortunately, he has made a decision. The decision is to not follow the advice of his advisers. You know, those who are experts in national security. He has rejected their war options meaning no more troops to support the troops making sacrifices for us in Afghanistan. I might agree with what he is saying now except for the fact that over a year ago, he made it clear that he wanted to finish the war in Afghanistan immediately. He has taken months to decide that now he doesn’t think he should. Yep, he is voting present once again and leaving the military to clean up after him.

From Yahoo…who doesn’t include the other messages it is sending to our enemies and to those of us who know that he is trying to figure out how not to have a victory in Afghanistan (because it wouldn’t be fair to others if we won.)