Supporting Our Veterans

Of all of the people employed by the federal government, our military servicemen, servicewomen, and veterans are those that deserve to have the promises of care that the federal government makes.

 

There are horrible bureaucratic stumbling blocks caused by the VA for getting veterans care, and it is absolutely my role as a representative of Congress to streamline solutions and beat down the stumbling blocks that are making it increasingly difficult for these men and women who have served and are serving our country.

 

In addition to this, protecting the property rights, wealth, and soundness of the money of these veterans is absolutely necessary for their long-term ability to live and prosper.  Our veterans, in many cases, have been abandoned by the federal government and should serve as a warning to us all about the inherent dangers in depending upon government for care.  As we find solutions, many of our strategies will be at the county and State level, where it is easier for veterans and their caretakers to access and have oversight of the processes.

 

As a former military spouse, I am well aware of many of the intricacies of serving, as well as the painful effects of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  It is absolutely our job as community members and benefactors of our veterans for us to embrace these men and women and find ways to care for them in our own communities, when the federal government fails us.

 

I want to fulfill the promises that we make to our veterans, and that means finding ways to work with the federal government, as well as outside of the dangerous bureaucracy when these veterans need immediate solutions.

I Am The Militia

At one point in time I actually thought that the militia was an underground organized group of people who were ready and poised to protect and defend their families, their communities, and their country. Now I realize that there is (in addition to this) a public, unorganized group of people who may not really know their responsibilities to protect their life, liberty, and property, but may just be willing to do that if push comes to shove.

For all of us, there is a line in the sand that eventually gets crossed and we have to decide whether to submit, or to fight back. It can be for different reasons (foreclosure, I.R.S., drinking raw milk, smoking marijuana, carrying a gun, carrying a Constitution, planting a garden), but at some point, good and honest people decide to stand up for themselves and their families. Because we are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights, and that among those are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

The Militia – is you and I. The Army and the Navy – both mentioned in the Constitution, are separate entities from the Militia (funding and use of Armies and Navies limited to two years if I may add). The second amendment calls for a “well regulated Militia, being necessary for a free State”. In Article I, Section 8, the Congress actually has the power and duty to “provide for the organizing, arming, and disciplining [of] the Militia” (U.S. Constitution). That means that Congress is actually supposed to make sure that you and I are armed and trained to protect our liberties. But I will settle on the idea that they will just let us do our own arming and training, I won’t make them spend taxpayer money on my weapon of choice.

I am the militia. I don’t necessarily know anyone else in this militia, but I do know that everyone that I interact with is in fact some part of the Militia, who are supposed to defend these individual, civil liberties. And although some of these people call themselves Republicans and some call themselves Democrats, and some call themselves Christians, and some call themselves Atheists or Agnostics, that none of this really matters. If someone attempts to take the life of someone else – I, as part of the militia am going to do my best to stop it. If someone attempts to kidnap someone else – I am part of the militia am going to do my best to stop it. At some point, 911 doesn’t work to prevent or stop crime – but I can, and you can, and we can. We are the American people. We are the militia.

"Of Lambs & Lions" via Atlas Shrugs

Where to start?  Our Republic is faced with many challenges, and at The Good American Post we try to not lament on what these are, but rather focus on solutions.  A main problem, however, that must be changed and can be changed has to do with our representatives and what they are doing in office.  We can elect who represents us, and we have many pertinent elections coming up that can make a tremendous difference to protect our country, constitution, and liberty.

Retired Lieutenant Colonel Allen West eloquently addresses these issues – utilizing personal military experience, as well as a very defined understanding of history.  He believes in this country, and is someone who should be representing us in congress.  We cannot be a nation of sheep, and we cannot have sheep as leaders. Please read the entire article here.

– Dixie Signum

Their Deaths are Ours

“We were young. We have died. Remember us. … We have done what we could But until it is finished it is not done. … We have given our lives But until it is finished no one can know what our lives gave. … Our deaths are not ours, They are yours, They will mean what you make them. They say, Whether our lives, and our deaths were for peace and a new hope Or for nothing We cannot say. It is you who must say this. … We leave you our deaths, Give them their meaning.”

–Archibald MacLeish, American poet, writer and the Librarian of Congress

This was retrieved from “The Patriot Post (www.patriotpost.us/subscribe/ )”

The Navy (and all Military) "Going Green"

I have had the opportunity to see some of this first-hand at one of the military bases here in Colorado.  What you may not know is that the military is probably the one of the most sustainable organizations in the United States.

There is an example of this today, coming from the Naval Air Station at Patuxent River, Maryland.  We are hearing about an F-16 using a 50/50 mix of aviation fuel and camelina, or wild flax(a bio-fuel made from a “hardy” plan that is able to grow in poor soil).

Of course there is a lot of work to be done still – companies involved in the project that are mentioned in the article include: General Electric, Honeywell, and Sustainable Oils.

The potential economic growth from free-market activities embracing renewable resources?  Wonderful.

Supersonic fighters using renewable energy?  Priceless.

Read the whole story here.

-Tisha Casida

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