A Very Disturbing Video from Travis Air Force Base

Travis Air Force Base Uniformed Thugs Forcibly Remove Veteran for Saying the Word, ‘God’!

          This disturbing video should strike fear in the hearts of every American.  A retired Air Force veteran was forcibly thrown out of a retirement ceremony for saying the word, ‘God’, during a flag folding speech.  It is nothing short of alarming to realize that we have come to this point in just a few short years.  The thugs in this video are a disgrace to every man and woman who has served in the armed forces of this great country.  Each one should be severely reprimanded for their actions and every leader in their chain of command, from the Commander of Travis Air Force Base down to the Officer in Charge of the retiree’s unit should be dishonorably discharged from the United States Air Force.  Incredibly, each one has been either promoted or assigned to a position of greater responsibility.  The leadership of our military has been infiltrated and taken over by those who have no respect for its traditions, its purpose or its history.  It is becoming increasingly apparent that this country is in serious condition and that we are in danger of losing it if we don’t stand up to this nonsense.

The Seventieth Anniversary of VE Day

The Seventieth Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day         

          May 8, 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of VE Day or Victory in Europe Day, which was the beginning of the end of World War Two.  Three months later, on August 15 we will celebrate the 70th anniversary of VJ Day or Victory in Japan Day, which marked the final ending of World War Two.  Together with Memorial Day on May 25, we will have three occasions to pause and remember the sacrifices made by those who served in the armed forces during World War Two and how their service at that pivotal point in our nation’s history still has tremendous significance for us today. 

          In an era when many high school students in the United States cannot identify who our enemies were in World War Two, let us resolve to educate them about this and other events throughout our history where the United States invested its blood and treasure for the greater good of the world.  Let’s spend less time in school worrying about global warming and transgender studies and more time learning about the brave individuals who risked life and limb so that we could live in this wonderful country today. 

          When I think of the men who hit the beach at Normandy and Tarawa, many of whom never returned, it makes me sad to think that some in later generations, who benefited so greatly from their sacrifices, often take the freedoms we enjoy today for granted.  It’s important for all of us to remember that victory in World War Two was not guaranteed.  We faced two powerful enemies on two different fronts.  Had either of them won the war, life for us would be very different today.  Let’s give thanks to all those who served and all those still serving.  ‘We sleep soundly in our beds…in the night’ knowing that they are standing the watch.

World War Two Army Uniform Button

World War Two Army Uniform Button

       

Air Force Cowers Before Atheists

Manger Scene Set Back

Last Christmas we promised to follow up on the battle between the US Air Force at Travis AFB in California and the atheists.  For many years visitors and residents of the base enjoyed the festive sight of a manger scene and a Hanukkah menorah (hanukkiyah) at the main intersection near the entrance to the base.  After a complaint from several attention seeking atheists last Christmas, Air Force brass invited them to display their own sign along with the other holiday greetings.  Last year the Nativity scene and menorah were still at the center of the holiday display right up front next to the sidewalk near the intersection.  But this year, for the first time, both the Nativity scene and the menorah were relegated to a position far removed from the curb, almost out of sight, lest they offend one of the atheists.

Annual Christmas Display at Entrance to Travis AFB

Annual Christmas Display at Entrance to Travis Air Force Base

Manger Scene and Menorah Center Stage at Travis AFB Christmas Display Last Year (2011)

Nativity Scene relegated to distant background.

Nativity Scene relegated to distant background.

Manger Scene and Menorah Barely Visible in Background This Year (2012)

War on Christmas

This is a disturbing trend in the War on Christmas which is part of the overall campaign by secular progressives to undermine Christianity.  Earlier this month the Washington Post (gleefully) reported that ‘Unbelief’ is now the third largest religion in the world.  A study released December 18, 2012 by The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life found that 84% of the world’s population believes in some form of religion.  Of those individuals, Christians formed the largest group at 32% of the world’s population, followed by Muslims with 23 %.  But the third largest group out of the 7 billion people in the world included those with no religious belief, coming in at 16% or 1.1 billion people.  That’s still looks like a small minority to me, so why are we allowing them to impose their will on the rest of us!

Declining Military Moral Values 

Anyone want to bet that next year the manger and menorah will be gone altogether at Travis AFB?  I would not be surprised to see the symbols of our Judeo-Christian heritage slowly eased out of the picture at the air force base.  It all fits with the overall decline in moral values that has predictably taken place in the military since Barack Obama lowered the moral standards for military personnel!  It should have been no surprise, with sodomy now being actively promoted in the barracks, when the top echelons of the military were rocked by a sex scandal…think Generals Petraeus and Allen!  To close on a positive note, however, I heard lots of folks greeting each other with ‘Merry Christmas’ this year, including clerks at most of the stores I visited.  Even the atheists’ sign at Travis AFB included a Christmas greeting.  The War on Christmas ain’t over yet!

Travis Air Force Base Joins Fight to Save Christmas

Airmen Stand Up to Bullies

          There can be no question that the United States of America is under attack on multiple fronts from within.  Whether it’s the socialists trying to ruin our economy, the homosexual recruiters infiltrating our public schools or the so-called immigration ‘advocates’ trying to overrun our country with drug dealers, each one is waging a war on America and everything that we stand for.  And each of these enemies from within have a common ally defending them…liberal lawyers.  Over the last several decades this war on America has opened on a new front…the War on Christmas, led by a small group of atheists, some multiculturalist-diversity groupies and the pc crowd.  Good heavens, even Santa Claus and the venerable Christmas tree have become targets of their hateful invective (see WOW).

Annual Christmas Display at Entrance to Travis AFB

Annual Christmas Display at Entrance to Travis Air Force Base

‘War on Christmas’ Deniers

          For those who deny that there is a War on Christmas, take note.  A single atheist at Travis Air Force Base out in Fairfield, California was apparently offended by the annual display of holiday greetings at the entrance to the base, a display that has helped bring the holiday spirit to thousands of military heroes and their families each Christmas over the past 17 years.  The display consists of signs offering holiday greetings from the various squadrons represented on the base, as well as a Nativity Scene and Menorah.  The lone atheist reported to ‘The American Atheists’ that he was offended by this cheerful display, whereupon this dissident organization representing a miniscule segment of American society immediately threatened legal action against the Air Force.  Threatening to sue is, of course, their modus operandi.  To his credit, the Commanding Officer of the Air Force Base refused to remove the Christmas display.  Instead, the publicity seeking atheist was diplomatically allowed to put up a sign along with the other holiday displays.

Atheist’s Display Acknowledges Christmas Holiday

          Ironically, the sign put up by the atheist at Travis AFB acknowledges the Christmas holiday season simply by its placement alongside the other holiday greetings and by using the words ‘Holiday Season’.  We salute the Air Force and the Commanding Officer of Travis Air Force Base for standing up to the bullies who are waging war on Christmas.  The great majority of folks who live or work at Travis Air Force Base or who visit there for medical care enjoy the display every year.  And most would be honored to have someone greet them with a ‘Happy Hanukkah’, or ‘Happy Chinese New Year’, or a ‘Ramadan Kareem’…as well as ‘Merry Christmas’!  One has to seriously question the stability of someone who would be offended by Christmas.  Come on!  There is nothing offensive about Christmas…the most inclusive, welcoming, up-beat holiday around!  For heaven’s sake, Christmas displays are popular even in Japan and atheist China now!  You would have to be a real Scrooge or perhaps a liberal with a political agenda to eschew Peace, Joy and Good Will.  Or maybe some people just enjoy wallowing in victimhood.  Bah, Humbug!

Atheist Sign at Travis Air Force Base Acknowledging Christmas.

Atheist Sign at Travis Air Force Base Acknowledging Christmas.

Christmas is an American Tradition that is Here to Stay! 

          Let this be a clarion call for those of us who cherish our nation and the Christian values upon which it was founded.  We simply are not going to allow a few disgruntled individuals or a bunch of liberal lawyers or a small contingent of ‘America bashers’ to diminish a sacred Christian holiday that has not only become a beloved American tradition, but is part of the legal fabric of our country.  After being approved by both the House of Representatives and the Senate, Christmas was officially declared a federal holiday by President Ulysses S. Grant in 1870.  Since then (and long before) millions of Americans have enjoyed the Christmas holidays as a time to celebrate the Savior’s birth with family and friends.  A Gallup poll suggests that 95% of Americans today celebrate Christmas.  We will be watching very carefully next year, expecting the Nativity Scene to be on display once again at the entrance to Travis Air Force Base.  In the meantime, you can do your part by joining me in wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Awakening a Sleeping Giant  

          Seventy years ago this week, the United States was attacked by Japanese naval aviators at Pearl Harbor, T. I. (Territory of Hawaii).  Although Hawaii would not become the 50th state of the United States of America for another 18 years, this belligerent action was nonetheless an attack on American ‘soil’.  In fact, the bombing raid by Imperial Japan on December 7, 1941 was the first attack on American soil since the War of 1812, when British troops captured and burned the capitol in Washington, DC.  Americans would not see another attack on our homeland until September 11, 2001, when more people were killed by Islamic terrorists than were killed by the Japanese during the attack on Pearl Harbor.  In each case, the United States responded swiftly and with vigor and the world learned that it is best not to ‘awaken a sleeping giant’. 

Former Enemies Now Best Friends 

          On the Seventieth Anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor we salute all the men and women of the ‘greatest generation’ who served their country during World War II.  This is also a good time to pause and reflect on the many young men and women still standing the watch around the globe, fighting a brutal, tenacious enemy so that the rest of us can safely sleep in peace each night.  We pray for ultimate victory over the tyrants whose goal is to enslave the rest of the world, just as they have enslaved the unfortunate people in their own countries.  We also pray that one day those counties will  become our best friends and allies, just as the British and Japanese people have been for so many years.  May God Bless all those who have worn the uniform of the United States military and all those still serving.  And may God Bless the greatest nation in the history of the earth.

Pentagon Failures Require Immediate Fix

TOP BRASS SHOULD STEP DOWN 

          With the War in Afghanistan going poorly and military computers bleeding classified documents, there is something seriously wrong with the leadership at the Pentagon.  Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen seem to be more concerned about conducting a social experiment that would completely change the culture of the military, rather than spending every waking hour on solving the prodigious (see WOW) military challenges that face our country.  I’m talking about their obsession with political correctness at the expense of keeping this country safe. 

          Bucking all other heads of the military branches, Admiral Gary Roughead, Chief of Naval Operations, has joined Gates and Mullen in calling for a change in the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT) policy that has worked effectively for more than a decade.  One has to wonder why these men would favor implementation of the homosexual lifestyle into a military that is known for and depends on strict order and discipline.  Just how far on the spectrum of homosexual behavior are they willing to go?  Would it stop at men kissing and holding hands in uniform or would they also condone sodomy, the hallmark of the gay lifestyle?  Perhaps they would even be willing to embrace the far extreme of the homosexual behavior spectrum and would consider it a gay soldier’s right to have a sex change operation at the military’s expense, if he decides that he is living inside the wrong body. 

          With all due respect, gentlemen, please come to your senses!  We are in a desperate war with an enemy who wants to do away with America.  We are fighting it on numerous fronts throughout the world and now in cyberspace as well.  We do not need any unnecessary distractions at this time or at any other time, for that matter.  Ask anyone who has served or is now serving in the military and they will tell you that Gates, Mullen and Roughead are way off base.  The great majority of those who have served would tell you that DADT should remain intact.  We believe that to even be considering a change in policy at this time demonstrates a serious lack of judgment.  We are, therefore, calling for Secretary Gates and Admiral Mullen to step down and make room for those who are willing to ‘man up’ and put every resource into fighting this war on all fronts until victory has been achieved.  That is the kind of behavior we expect from our military leaders.  

See Related Article: ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Actually Works’, November 17, 2010