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10/10/2012 6:00:00 AM
Reader Letter: Freedom! (Not apologies)

There will always be those who will test our constitutional rights and freedoms and those who will defend them.

Six weeks before the election, President Obama did not want to admit that another terrorist attack had occurred on his watch.

I can't forget the shout-out he gave to his political supporters just before commenting on the Fort Hood shootings that he labeled "an act of workplace violence."

This time he blamed a religiously offensive video for the deaths of four Americans - coincidentally on 9/11 - in Libya. Obama's first response to this tragedy, once again, was to apologize on behalf of America.

Mitt Romney's first response, without hesitation, was to defend our constitutional right to free speech.

The president, his administration and his lapdogs, the media, piled on Romney for what they claimed was a premature response to the situation, but was in fact a slow response from the president who, leading from behind again, and without commenting on the situation erupting in the Middle East, had gone to bed.

Since the beginning of our founding, many have sacrificed life and limb to protect the rights and freedoms that many of us take for granted thinking that they can't be taken away. Think again.

We must defend these rights for all of us - yes, even for those whose goal is to provoke others through their bigotry and ignorance.

I will support Mitt Romney, the presidential candidate who supports and defends America's constitutional rights, over the candidate who makes apologies for them.

Cynthia del Valle

Valle Vista


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Reader Comments

Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2012
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

“Who knows o's birthplace or father. I will guess Hawaii and Frank Davis.”

So you are now changing all of your rhetoric of nearly three years and admitting the president was born in Hawaii and is an American Citizen? Wow!
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Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2012
Article comment by: Nice Chuckle

@Linda

"Who knows o's birthplace or father. I will guess Hawaii and Frank Davis."

Really? Since it was you just a few months back that claimed that Obama's mother was not old enough to convey her US citizenship to her son, and because of that, he is Kenyan because of his father BO Sr. You yourself said that. Now you say something different?


Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2012
Article comment by: Linda Athens

Who knows o's birthplace or father. I will guess Hawaii and Frank Davis.

Somewhere on here it was debunked erroneously that obama put down the Constitution. He did, more than once.

Since about 2007, o has blocked most of his college records - two years at Occidental, two at Columbia, finally at Harvard Law School.

Things he has blocked are his attendance records.anything published by him, grades, rewards received, papers submitted.

However, while still an undergrad at Columbia, he was required to write a "Senior Seminar" paper to graduate.

It was 44 pages long entitled "Aristocracy Reborn". and chronicled the long struggle of "the working class against plutocratic thugs w/one hand on the money and the other on the govt".

In the first ten pages, all that was allowed to be seen, he decries the plight of the poor. "I see poverty in every place I walk...LA, NY, the poor reach to me with bleary eyes and all I can do is sigh" (Me - how melodramatic o!)

Blaming it on the current economic system - "There are many who will defend the free market..."When a system is allowed to be free at the expense of it's citizens, it is tyranny"

He then singles out the Constitution - "The constitution allows for many things, but what it does not allow is the most revealing. The so-called Founders did not allow for economic freedom. While political freedom is supposedly a cornerstone of the document, the distribution of wealth is not even mentioned. While many believed that the new Constitution gave them liberty, it instead fitted them with the shackles of hypocrisy." Joe Klein - Special Report.

He obviously is for the redistribution of wealth (communism) and thinks the Constitution shackles rather than frees.


Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2012
Article comment by: Linda Athens

Doing Research:

Obama went all over the world apologizing. I could give you a long list - am really pressed for time right now.

Maybe a couple. Our troops inadvertently burned some Qurans that had been defaced by prisoners using them to relay messages, the Taliban called on Afghans to kill foreign troops in revenge. Seven days of violence ensued, 40 dead including 2 American soldiers.

O sent a letter to Karzai apologizing for the burning incident (no mention the inmates themselves defaced the Quran) and not one mention of the two dead American soldiers.

Karzai owed us an apology in fact.

Japan Times, 2009, based on Wikileaks cable, o sought to visit Hiroshima or Nagasaki personally to apologize for our nuclear bombings of those cities. Even the Japanese didn't want this dredged up but obama pursued it. Vice Minister Yabunaka dismissed the idea as a "non-starter". Still, o pushed on, hellbent on apologizing to someone.

In August 2010, he sent Amb John V. Roos to the atomic bombing commemoration in Hiroshima, this having never been done before. The message was clear. We are so sorry we did this. No mention of Pearl Harbor of course.

On Veterans Day 2010, o instead went to Indonesia and celebrated "Heroes Day", lauding IT'S veterans for sacrificing on behalf of this great country. The great country he was speaking of, was of course, Indonesia, the most muslim country on earth. He then criticized Americans for distrusting Islam.

In El Salvador, Mar 2011, he apologized for Republicans heartlessly blocking "comprehensive immigration reform". Two million El Salvadorans live and work in the U. S., 30% illegally. As you know, o has done NOTHING for immigration reform.

Many more - out of room.


Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2012
Article comment by: Nice Chuckle

@Linda

Well, you again have to go back to WND. You know, Weapons of News Destruction. Did Fox bore you today? You certainly have been parroting them more than others lately.

As to the fellow you mentioned and his tract record. Well, let's see.....OJ is still alive and in prison, but NOT for the two murders he was acquitted of, Nobody has EVER been arrested in the JonBenet case, BTK admitted to his killings when he was caught, and Van der Sloot is in prison in South America and has never been charged for the Aruba case. Yup, good track record there....I would believe him. Especially since he is writing on WND.

OH yeah, and then there's this. Will you finally make up your mind on Obama? One week you say he is from Kenya, one week you say he is born in Hawaii. You say Frank or whatever is his father, then BO sr is. Just make up your mind. You know, like you did with Romney, when you flip flopped and decided you could vote for him.


Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2012
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

“Now WND does have an interesting story today however.”

Just more from a site noted for lying – all of the time – about everything. Want to see a list of WND’s lies, again, just ask.

‘“ThoughtPrint Decoding’ to ‘read between the lines’ of people’s statements – called ‘the cutting-edge of forensic science’”

More really funny stuff. Would it possible to tell us who called this nonsense the “cutting edge of forensic science.”


Posted: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Article comment by: Linda Athens

Chuckles:

You're boring me with your spurious Fox news comments. My heroes are Geo Washington, Sam Adams, David Horowitz, Thomas Sowell, Rush Limbaugh among others.

It is interesting to note how scared you yourself seem to be of Fox News however. They have never impressed me that much, liking things a tad deeper.

Now WND does have an interesting story today however.

>>A psychiatrist and forensic profiler who decoded O.J. Simpson’s “suicide note,” deciphered the JonBenet Ramsey ransom note and worked on the Natalee Holloway murder case now has analyzed the United Nations speech by Obama and says the president confessed he’s ineligible for the Oval Office and told Americans they must use the Constitution to solve the problem.

Andrew G. Hodges, M.D., author of “The Obama Confession: Secret Fear, Secret Fury,” at the suggestion of WND examined Obama’s Sept. 25 address at the U.N. and offered his analysis.

He uses a unique psycholinguistic technique he calls “ThoughtPrint Decoding” to “read between the lines” of people’s statements – called “the cutting-edge of forensic science” by expert investigators.

Now new to the field, he decoded O.J.’s “suicide note” confirming Simpson committed double murder, deciphered the JonBenet ransom note from Boulder, identifying the killer. He decrypted letters from BTK, predicted he would kill again - the only profiler to do so, studied Van der Sloot and Deepak Kalpoe tying them to the Halloway slayings and showed how Casey Anthony confessed to killing her daughter in 200 letters to a jailmate. <<<

Interesting - obama admitting he is here illegally and secretly telling us to use our own Constitution to prove it. Sort of a Seven movie only with a real POTUS.

Rest of story at WND.


Posted: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Article comment by: nnp .....

You almost have to wonder if those 150 U.S. troops were sent to Jordan only to watch up close as the 30,000 remaining Western-supplied rebels (the vast majority of whom are not Syrian at all!) lose to Bashar al-Assad's Russian- and Iranian-equipped military. The rebels were purposely not provided resources to actually defeat the Syrian army (which our Masters determined was necessary to keep order after al-Assad's departure), so this curious arrangement will probably have to be wrapped up with an incident - orchestrated or not - which brings Turkey to invade and end the Alawites' rule.

Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Article comment by: Nice Chuckle

@Linda

So, The US has sent troops to Jordan to help watch the Syrian crisis. That is what you chickenhawks have wanted all along. Oh, I get it, Obama decided to do it, so it is wrong now, I forgot.

"And it appears we are giving arms to the wrong side, muslim brohood and al qaeda against allies. More on this later."

You mean as soon as your heroes at WND, Fox News and Jerome Corsi make it up, right?


Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

“Fraud on the Dem side is almost expected anymore it is so common. More evil for Christians to fight.”

Actually realChristians should be more concerned about fighting the massive voter fraud by the Republicans in their voter registrations that shut down voter drives in five states. NOW that is truly evil of the highest degree.

“So how many of you are aware obama has sent troops into Jordan?”

The “news” is that, “The United States has sent troops to Jordan to bolster its military capabilities in the event Syria's civil war escalates, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday, reflecting U.S. concerns about the conflict spilling over allies' borders and about the security of Syria's chemical weapons arsenal. About 150 U.S. troops, largely Army special operations forces, are working out of a military center near Amman, two senior defense officials said on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the mission. The troops have moved back and forth to the Syrian border as part of their work, which is joint planning and intelligence gathering, one official said.”


Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Article comment by: Linda Athens

So how many of you are aware obama has sent troops into Jordan?

And it appears we are giving arms to the wrong side, muslim brohood and al qaeda against allies. More on this later.


Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Article comment by: Nice Chuckle

@Linda

"Fraud on the Dem side is almost expected anymore it is so common"

You are forgetting two important things. One, Wisconsin is a Republican controlled state, oops. Two....there is far more fraud coming from the right than the left so far....LoLoL....keep the laughs coming though.


Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Article comment by: Linda Athens

The Romney camp has filed a federal suit to extend the deadline concerning overseas voting after at least 30 Wisconsin municipalities failed to send their overseas ballots 45 days prior to the election under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voter Act (UOCAVA).

“Because members of the military are often stationed in remote, dangerous, frontline locations, there is a substantial likelihood that the defendants’ violations of law will prevent military voters from receiving, completing, and returning their ballots in time to have them counted,” the lawsuit filed Friday reads. “The defendants’ unlawful conduct therefore may effectively disenfranchise the very men and women who make daily sacrifices to protect our system of democratic government.”

This isn't unusual. Dems often pull this one as they did in the 2008 election. There is Franken getting in, ballots missing, later found in trunks of cars, dragging the absentee counting out until they get the numbers they need, there were the hanging chads.

Fraud on the Dem side is almost expected anymore it is so common. More evil for Christians to fight.


Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2012
Article comment by: nnp .....

I take some very much needed breathers between reading and writing here. Some people seem only to have read comic books, and think life is one big comic book. In Las Vegas, I hired homeless men, some of whom divulged to me their life stories over a period of time. Believe me, this was no comic book. And when one of them was discovered dead of a heroin overdose in June 1998 about three weeks after he and Las Vegas Metro tried to ensnare me in a drug deal, I found nothing comical. Metro had stolen my work truck after I expressed myself to them over the telephone, following me home and circling above our house in a helicopter. Since I have never been comfortable lying down in front of abuse, one thing led to another - the proverbial can of worms. I'm not done with Kingman's crimes against me, Frankie. They can "misplace" all the evidence they want, and smile their demonic smile, but "it always comes around". Anyway, my fortunes have changed for the better, but I won't bother you with details. My concern is for this country - the honour of those who have sacrificed and died, and the future of the relatively innocent. (One thing I will say here - having things to do over in Kingman, I would have kept things neater by simply refusing to show my ID to any LEO without cause, and I would have insisted, to the point of absolute indecency, that certain religious leaders there take their stand against Government abuses).

Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2012
Article comment by: marla Kiriakidis

To A True Christian, do you really believe that those that write their hate filled rants on this site actually believe in God? If they did they wouldn't write what they to.

Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2012
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

“The things that JFK says in this speech are daily mocked, laughed at, impugned, made fun of, and the people who believe in these things are targeted for personal destruction.”

Actually they are not. When JFK gave his speech tax rates were in the 90% range for the richest Americans and it was important that those rates be taken down – to 70%.

Why do you feel it is so vital that the less than 1% of our population not pay a piddling 4% more at a time when our nation is in severe economic crisis, is just, stupid. The rate would go back to the rates of the Clinton Era when we had 22 million jobs created, the biggest boom since the 1950s, a balanced budget and a surplus that was immediately squandered by The Criminal.

As a person who pays no income tax I can see why you are not concerned with the actions of the Republicans who so driven to make certain their rich donors keep their tax breaks that they are willing to raise taxes on 99% of the people in this country. THAT IS THE CRIME!


Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2012
Article comment by: Frank Lee Speaking

@nnp....

"who expressed this over the telephone (after numerous conventional attempts at redress had failed),"

So what you are saying is that officials....I am assumming local ones at some point got tired of being phone what myself and others would regard as phone stalking/harassment, and took action, like informing you that doing that is considered a crime?

As to any of your claims of police break-ins by police here, and in 2 other cities. lol. Your claims are still unproven, you have still not provided a shred of evidence, other than your rants of course.

LOL


Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2012
Article comment by: anonymous anonymous

One has to love the misery the right wing has right now! They are for the majority holding their far right wing conseravtive noses at the stink coming from their candidate who is a moderate by most standards but one so desperate to win office he will be what ever anyone wishes him to be depending on the audience before him! And the right wing trying to revive Reagan is humorous, if Reagan was alive today he would be unelectable by the right wing much as Romney is today the base would accept him if no one else was available but the Reagan party is deceased! And for them dixiecrats in the GOP trying to praise JFK one has to love the humor in that one! Some must think all of us died or went senile when the changed their registration to republican in 1960s!

Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2012
Article comment by: Frank Lee Speaking

@nnp....

And a primary reason that I reply reluctantly in some cases is that people have died and profound principles have been at play in the settings from which some of these films have been produced.

If "Dude, Where's My Car" was one that caused people to die it could only happpen if someone seeing it in a theater found all the exit doors locked and shot themselves in the head as their only resort to escape watching more of it.

LOL


Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2012
Article comment by: Frank Lee Speaking

@nnp....

"My life has been described as a can of worms....."

I and willing to bet money I can guess who made that assessment.........Key word being "assessment".

LOL


Posted: Saturday, October 13, 2012
Article comment by: nnp .....

@fls.....I can hear you saying "he still hasn't answered why the government has been after him in such ways". You've heard the expression "can of worms", which some knowledgeable people have used to charachterise my life. I believe that expression sometimes is simply a covering for a variety of facts and principles (why did WWI begin? "A can of worms" - not because Zionist conspirators needed it to bring about the State of Israel, not because Kaiser Wilhelm was a war-mongering psychopath who claimed to be the world's great guarantor of peace, etc.). My life has been described as a can of worms, but I can talk about the need to stand up for myself in the absence of others' support. That brought the antipathy - expressed in film at times - of this Government. That is what took place in Kingman. Some of those who criticise me aren't doing anything effective themselves, so what do they have to say to me?

Posted: Saturday, October 13, 2012
Article comment by: nnp .....

@FLS....I have some questions for you. Who should be criminally prosecuted (pick only one) - a U.S. citizen and honorably discharged Vietnam-era veteran who finally got sick and tired of law enforcement crimes, who expressed this over the telephone (after numerous conventional attempts at redress had failed), or the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, for essentially stealing $9 trillion (we'll leave out the $15 trillion given away around the world in that infamous bailout - 20 x the amount extorted under threat from our "representatives")? Here's another question - Why should I answer any of your questions here, when I have detailed on several occasions precisely what you have asked? Two of the films made from Government crimes in my life were "Dude, Where's My Car" (Las Vegas 1998, which I have previously written about here), and "Death At A Funeral" (California 2008). Your ignorance and mockery does not give me any cause for hesitation or embarrassment. And a primary reason that I reply reluctantly in some cases is that people have died and profound principles have been at play in the settings from which some of these films have been produced. Furthermore, if you cannot deduce from sincere and repeated presentations of this phenomenon that these things may be true, just know that as an older person now, I prefer to conserve my efforts towards the recalcitrant.

Posted: Saturday, October 13, 2012
Article comment by: Doing Research

Cynthia,

I think I've said the exact same thing 3 or 4 times now about this same topic.

Obama didn't make an apology - no one did in fact. If you think that happened then you're a sucker for a GOP myth.

The Embassy in Cairo issued a statement, which they are allowed to do on their own, that said basically "yeah, people who insult other people's religions are stupid. We really aren't OK with that."

Explain to me how that's an apology. Read the statement - does it say "sorry" or "apologies" or "we regret that we..."? No.

And now you'll show how ignorant you are by voting for people who sold you a myth you want to like, rather than thinking critically. That's a good call - thinking is so overrated, you'd probably only hurt yourself.


Posted: Friday, October 12, 2012
Article comment by: Linda Athens

Actually, I just listened to John Kennedy's speech this morning on Rush's radio show.

It can be heard by anyone from his website.


>>RUSH: Now, last night in the debate, Paul Ryan made reference to the fact that his tax plan is no different than Ronaldus Magnus and no different than JFK. At which point Joey said, (imitating Biden) "Ho, so, so now you're Jack Kennedy, too, huh, kid?" And Ryan said, "I'm closer to him than you are." Well, we, I think -- it doesn't matter -- but I think we were the first popular, major media outlet to dredge up a speech made by President Kennedy, 1962, December 14th, in New York City at the New York Economic Club. It was JFK making the case for tax cuts as a means of growing the economy. In 1962.

There is no Democrat alive today who would make this speech. If JFK were alive today and hadn't changed, he wouldn't find room for himself in the Democrat Party. The things that JFK says in this speech are daily mocked, laughed at, impugned, made fun of, and the people who believe in these things are targeted for personal destruction.<<

Yes Joey Biden, the Romney/Ryan plan is very like the plan JFK proposed.


Posted: Friday, October 12, 2012
Article comment by: Frank Lee Speaking

@Tj Denton

"you would know that I don't vote"

Wow. I did not know that. I thought you would be voting for one of the 3rd Party loons you have whined about not getting attention. I will now be aware that your opinion on anything political has no more value than a huge steaming pile. You don't vote, your opinion does not matter as you have no skin in the game.



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