Experience Joy This Christmas By Supporting Our Vets And Troops!

 

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Tis’ the season of joy, a joy that must be tapped into and “worked,” much like tapping into raw syrup from a maple tree and then laboring it through a boiling process that produces its heavenly sweet end.

Joy takes a bit of effort, but its sweet ending releases a euphoric affect on the human spirit, the ambrosia of heavenly food that spiritually satiates the soul, delivering indescribable happiness and peaceful content to those who experience it.

Joy can be fleeting or take up permanent residence in the heart and become the dependable remedy that gets us all through  dismal despair or difficult times.

Fleeting joy can easily be described by those who believe material possessions provide them with the basis of happy sustenance. The problem is, once the joy of shopping is over and the bills must be paid, life coldly reverts back to the harsh reality of daily life. For the wealthy elite, spending marathons produce material gifts packed full of fleeting joy, a manufactured love packaged with a return policy.

Sustained joy must be worked at, beginning with steadfast faith that recognizes the inceptive source of everlasting joy, Jesus Christ. It is a faith that understands daily joy comes from repeated practice and from knowing joy is fueled by unselfish, charitable giving and kind acts of the heart that do not seek recompense or award, but instead are quiet deeds which ignite the spark of joy in another’s life.

Americans have aways been the most charitable people on earth, for good reason. The desire to give back is ingrained in the American DNA, for living in a nation that God has so richly blessed makes its citizens feel fortunate and eager to share their good fortune.

Unfortunately, for the last eight years, charity that has emanated from the oval office has been politically motivated, a disdainful disfunction of generosity and goodwill. On the global stage, billions of American dollars have been sent to aid foreign governments whose leaders utilize the funds for their own selfish and nefarious purposes instead of humanely helping their poor populations.

Here at home, it is especially disgraceful this Christmas season to hear of the continued uncharitable mistreatment of our Veterans, those courageous members of our military who spent many Christmas’ overseas without their loved ones, just so we could, today, enjoy a warm and safe Christmas with our loved ones.

Last week there was yet another tragic story of a mistreated Veteran who literally rotted away due to gross medical negligence, a courageous man who fought for America, only to be mistreated and die in his own beloved country because of a lack of competence, compassion and care!

Americans voted for change and are hopeful that the new Trump administration will not only improve the lives of Veterans, but will also return honor and dignity back to the military and put an end to the secular purging of God, for what victorious battle has ever been won without prayer and His intercessory assistance?

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star is a popular English lullaby, the lyrics adapted from the “Star” poem written by Jane Taylor. Stevie Wonder’s musical version is especially wonderful!

Every American has boundless, joyful gifts to give….millions of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Me” moments that can enrich the lives of others and make their wishes come true! Let’s shine bright for our cherished Veterans and Troops this Christmas season!

May God Bless our Troops and Vets!

Below is just a sampling of programs set-up to help our Vets, either by volunteering or by donation!  Please help make a Vets life more joyful this Christmas season!

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• American Legion
• Cars for Veterans – Car donations help fund programs
• Disabled American Veteran (DAV) – Assists disabled veterans, veterans, their families, their widowed spouses
• Elks Lodge – Dedicated Elks volunteers put their passion for serving veterans into action through through many veterans programs including Adopt-A-Veteran, Freedom grants, VA voluntary service and more.
• Help our Wounded –  Delivers much needed support, direction and assistance to the caregivers of seriously wounded soldiers and the troops themselves
• Honor Flight
• Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America – IAVA leads the charge on combating veteran suicide, improving support for female veterans, ending the VA disability claims backlog, and defending veterans’ education benefits.
• Operation Home Front – Helps the families of service members and wounded warriors
• National Coalition for Homeless Veterans – Assists veterans in crisis.
• Red Cross – Services for Veterans.
• Salvation Army – For services in your area, contact your local Salvation Army.
• Semper Fi Fund – The Semper Fi Fund, and its program America’s Fund, provide immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to post 9/11 wounded, critically ill and injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, and their families, ensuring that they have the resources they need during their recovery and transition back to their communities
• Soldiers Angels – This program assists patients at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers. This support can range from visiting patients to providing comfort items (like blankets and quilts) and clothing, to sponsoring special events like BBQs or assisting VA facilities with large-scale efforts to improve in-patients’ quality of life.
• VA Search – Find local VA hospitals and more
• VA Volunteer Services – Volunteer or donate your time to the VA Voluntary Service
• Veterans of Foreign Wars – The VFW offers a wide range of assistance programs aimed at helping veterans.
• Vets Christmas Ride
• USO

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The War Against the Military and American Spirit…and the Solution

 

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In the aftermath of our Government’s repeated attempts to disgrace and dishonor our military and veterans, I thought perhaps it was time to define the American spirit, the spirit that made America exceptional, the spirit that the vast majority of politicians seem to lack and prefer to recognize as right wing terrorism, the spirit that “We the People” will continue to defend and safeguard and that our troops are fighting for.

How does one accurately portray the American spirit, define a patriot’s very breath? It is best to go back in history to be able to fully understand the birth of the American spirit, that indefatigable yearning for liberty, freedom and independence from tyranny, the spirit that brought George Washington to his knees while praying for Divine Providence and protection. It was a deep seated craving; an intense longing and victorious resolve that refused to accept failure. It was a virtuous spirit that was nonpartisan, a united determination to form a Republic and Constitution for “We the People,” where citizens could enjoy natural and inalienable rights, granted by God.

Since our early beginnings, our ancestors have fought on the battle field, lives sacrificed so that future generations of children would be able to live under the protection of freedom, able to pursue a life full of hope, dreams and endless opportunity. The American spirit knows that freedom fuels ambition and provides the passion to excel and attain unlimited achievement. The American spirit unleashes a creative inventiveness that can only spring from a gut where the seeds of imagination have been allowed to germinate, unencumbered by restrictions of thought. This entrepreneurial proclivity has the ability to attain incomprehensible heights of financial and philanthropic achievement, the American Dream. The American spirit appreciates its blessings and strives to give back to the same country that has given them such tremendous opportunity. The American spirit is the most charitable in the world.

The American soldier understands better than anyone that the American spirit is a priceless national treasure worth fighting for; know first hand the putrefying tactics of brutal dictatorships whose aim is to decompose the soul. Our soldiers have crawled in bug infested jungles, marched in scorching deserts, been tossed around in rough seas and shot down from the sky while witnessing countless, godless acts of murder, heinous attacks on the religious, the shameful neglect of the poor, the tragic desperation of a demoralized populace deprived of spirit and hope. The American soldier weeps for the children of the world who are the innocent tragic victims of war, the political pawns whose dreams are filled with nightmares of death. The American soldier embarks on daring, dangerous missions so that America’s children will never have to suffer the same fate. The American soldier knows they may never see their families again and hear the word they cherish the most, Daddy.

The bald eagle was chosen June 20, 1782 as the emblem of the United States because of its long life, great strength, majestic looks and also because it was believed to only exist on the American continent. The eagle represents freedom. He lives on the mountain tops, able to fly to the valley’s below, or soar upward to the boundless spaces above. The American soldier is the wind beneath the eagle’s wings and the American spirit, as so eloquently expressed by Roger Whitakker in his rendition of  Wind Beneath My Wings

Actions speak louder than words and the actions of our top leaders in Washington D.C. is like a show and tell of the exploitation of power and complete disregard of the American spirit and the American soldier. The blatant berating and disregard of our military by our government is beyond description and borders on treason.

But, what difference does it make that President Barack Obama used the lame excuse of a sequester to disallow eighty year old veterans in wheel chairs admittance to the World War II Memorial built in their honor, commemorating their brave service to America so that communism did not spread to our shores. What does it matter that our Commander-in-Chief is rushing to unload senior officers at the Pentagon who disagree with his anti-American ideology, at the rate of one senior military officer every 8.8 days, an amount that is close to 200 officers dismissed since he took charge of our military. What does it matter that during the Obama years, Special Operations Forces has seen a 123% increase in the number of countries of deployment, secret missions being conducted far away from prying eyes, media scrutiny or any other type of outside oversight, a special ops globalization. Retired Army Colonel Andrew Bacevich, professor of history and international relations at Boston University has noted, the utilization of Special Operations Forces during the Obama years has decreased military accountability, strengthened the “imperial presidency,” and set the stage for a war without end. In short, Bacevich wrote on TomDispatch, “handing war to the special operators severs an already too tenuous link between war and politics; it becomes war for its own sake.” Without a clear picture of where the military’s covert forces are operating and what they are doing, Americans may not recognize the consequences of and blowback from our ever expanding secret wars as they develop all over the world.

What difference does it make that Vice-president Joe Biden leaked top secret, classified information to the media that the Navy Seals were responsible for Bin Laden’s death, putting SEAL Team 6  in harms way, with a target on their backs. What does it matter that retired Secretary of State Hillary Clinton neglected to properly beef up security at the mission in Benghazi, after repeated requests to do so, resulting in a massacre that she refused to take any responsibility for, instead telling Congress “What difference does it make?” What does it matter that fifteen Libyans who were cooperating with the FBI to get to the bottom of the Benghazi lies are now dead? What does it matter that General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, failed to respond to the attack on Benghazi. What does it matter that the Director of the CIA, John Brennan, a convert to Islam, refused to take his oath of office on a Bible? What does it matter that Secretary of State John Kerry’s pompous foreign policy gaffes have led to hiring a chief spokesperson, Jen Psaki, to speak for him. What does it matter that Kerry once ran around with Jane Fonda giving aid and comfort to the enemy while openly slandering our Vietnam Veterans. What does it matter that our Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, has throughout his career sought to protect Iran from U.S sanctions and diplomatic pressure.  What does it matter that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid killed an amendment that would have restored the military pensions that were cut in a budget deal, but is willing to extend unemployment benefits. What does it matter that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi watched as veterans were turned away from their sacred memorials, but attended and gave a speech at the “Camino Americano,” or “American Road” amnesty rally that was allowed access and clearance on the National mall, just a short walk from the barricaded World War II memorial. What does it matter that the Pentagon continues to purge God and believes the biggest threat to our national security are those who believe that Jesus Christ will return to Jerusalem to rule the world?

When Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt met in 1941 on the battleship HMS Prince of Wales to agree to the Atlantic Charter, a church service was held for which Prime Minister Churchill chose the hymns. He chose “Onward Christian Soldiers” and afterwards made a radio broadcast explaining his choice: “We sang “Onward, Christian Soldiers” indeed, and I felt that this was no vain presumption, but that we had the right to feel that we were serving a cause for the sake of which a trumpet has sounded from on high. When I looked upon that densely packed congregation of fighting men of the same language, of the same faith, of the same fundamental laws, of the same ideals … it swept across me that here was the only hope, but also the sure hope, of saving the world from measureless degradation.”

We are witnessing the radical secularization and extermination of America’s belief system and spirit, the very ideals that made us great. The most dangerous war right now is being waged on American soil, on the American people. Ephesians 6:10-20 explains that our foe is Satan, not men. Character and coming together in hope and purpose will win the current battle in America because our genuine and righteous Commander-in-Chief is the eternal, omnipotent Christ, whose kingdom cannot fail.

Onward Christian Soldiers

 

Was Seal Team Six Handed Over To The Valley of Death?

Seal Team Six raided Usama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan aiming to kill;

Navy heroes whose courage made America so proud, an awe-inspiring drill!

 

Ninety-three days later in Afghanistan these same elites took a nighttime helicopter ride,

in a CH-47 Chinook not set-up for battle with an enemy that does more than just chide!

 

Seal Team Six and twenty-two other military men were flown to Tangi Valley, a hot zone;

Extortion17 was without escort, air cover and suppressive fire, they were sent in alone! 

 

A rocket propelled grenade hit the old ill-equipped chopper as it attempted to land;

our warriors set up like sitting ducks without support, blown up on enemy sand!

 

Bagram Air base held a ramp ceremony before returning our dead men to the States;

after a brief prayer an Iman preached Allah’s words, bedeviled cursed words of hate!

 

That Iman prayed over the charred remains of our brave young sons who tragically fell;

praising Allah and despicably condemning our revered American boys to a blazing hell!

 

These Seals who killed the founder of Al-Qaeda in the fight against terrorism, to protect;

had their flag draped coffins appallingly desecrated in order to be politically correct!

 

This act of betrayal proves that some of our top brass have been infected with evil;

the Muslim Brotherhood is defiling our military and striving for an Islamic upheaval!

 

Remember how Obama wanted to transform our nation, his narcissistic cocky goal;

his idea of transformation is to allow Islamic entities to push our freedom into a hole.                                                                                                            

 

Counterterrorism is in the hands of CIA Director John Brennan, a Muslim convert worm;

he says terrorist attacks on the USA should not be described by using an Islamic term! 

 

Why did Biden and Obama leak the classified secret that Seals took out bin Laden;

making our heroes the wrathful targets of intolerant Jihadists who do not pardon?

 

Why were our elite sent to Tangi Valley and dangerously placed in harms way?

Why were so many Seals ordered to be together on that fateful August day?

 

Why does the Afghan army, police and security need to know our every maneuver?

Why is our tactical information shared, risking espionage from an enemy intruder?

 

Why was protocol ignored, Afghans in the Chinook switched at the last minute?

Why was the mandatory flight manifest not changed, where is it, who was in it?

 

Why does the symbolic word Extortion, the wrongful taking of property by violence;

remind us of Al- Qaeda’s view on the taking of bin Laden, was this reciprocal balance?

 

Why have the fundamental Rules of Engagement in our military been crazily changed?

Why are we handicapping the troops allowing our vile enemy to shoot first is deranged!

 

Why do Pentagon officials feel that the Taliban needs to feel loved and wanted,

while our unprotected brave soldiers are being maimed, blown up and taunted?

 

Why has the media not covered the greatest tragedy ever to hit our Special Forces?

properly investigating and exposing the military coverup using their inside sources?

 

Why is the press not demanding the truth about the vicious attack in Benghazi;

Americans crying for help while Obama went to bed because he felt drowsy!

 

Why should we have to hear Hillary Clinton say “but what does it matter!”

listen to her habitual chicanery so she can continue to climb the political ladder?

 

Why did Joe Biden say at the time of bin Laden’s death, “There is no place to hide!”

while two years later VP Joe is still hiding, not divulging how our Navy Seals died!

 

Why have all these questions gone unanswered for so long, the responses so lax;

 is it because the Obama spinmeisters need a lot more time to cover the facts?

 

Why has there not been a Congressional Inquiry to inform Americans of the truth;

our representatives need to help the families who have had to be their own sleuth!

 

Pray Americans will wake up, understand the consequences of their passive voice;

an America changed forever because its citizens did not stand up to evil by choice!

 

Pray for our valiant troops for they are in danger, pawns in a corrupted military scheme;

warriors who need our politically incorrect support to help uphold the American Dream!

 

Pray for our fallen warriors and their family’s who are full of sorrow and cry each night;

thank them for the ultimate sacrifice made on our behalf so we can bask in God’s light!

 

Pray for the virtuous members of Seal Team Six who are in Heaven enjoying eternal life;

American heroes who can now rest peacefully on God’s shoulder and live without strife.