Letter to the War Street Journal about unprincipled columnist

Dear Editor,

Daniel Henninger is certainly right to question the integrity of the Supreme Court (Can Even God Save the Court? Sept. 16) as they have relied on case law and precedent in warping the intentions of the authors of the Constitution.

Where he loses me is when he spoke of the ruling in favor of the cheerleader who used the “f-bomb.” He says the ruling was right. “But still.”

Henninger has joined the club and is not in a position to judge if he can make an exception regarding free speech because it is too icky.

Fritz Groszkruger

Biden Is Not Alone

At last a headline on NPR (National Public Radio), “Biden Declassifies Secret FBI Report Detailing Saudi Nationals’ Connections To 9/11.” After Trump’s promise was broken, now a Democrat is exposing some truth about 9/11 and the involvement of our so-called ally, Saudi Arabia?

Onward I read with bated breath, “The partially redacted report…” Oh well.

I doubt that even the most fervent Biden supporter could excuse his process in abandoning Kabul. But… In conservative media you’d think he alone gave $85 billion worth of military hardware to the Taliban. It was at least a twenty year debacle, and even goes back hundreds. But condensing it into a time where Americans can learn from history, there’s the U.S. and UK’s sponsorship of the Iranian coup in 1953.

The Middle East has always depended on Western know-how to extract and sell their oil. But the people of Iran elected Mohammad Mossadegh in order to secure a larger percentage of the profit from their oil. The oil industry has long had a lot of control over governments, basically holding them hostage because government gets the blame when economic conditions are flat.

How would you feel if a democratically elected president of the United States was replaced by The Shah of Iran? This was the beginning of modern antagonism between Muslims and the West. The hostage takers in Tehran in 1979 were not so much different from American revolutionaries of 1776.

Since that time U.S. forces have entered Afghanistan in search of bin Laden, then started a war in Iraq over a border dispute with Kuwait (where all the labor is imported and the locals lounge around counting oil proceeds and driving Ferraris). Does it start to appear that our military is being abused as a tool of industry rather than utilized as a tool for defense?

In a country where being anti-abortion is called pro-life, no one could be excused for calling our government out as the least pro-life organization since the communists took over Russia and China. When former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright said on TV that U.S. sanctions killed 500,000 children in Iraq and it was “worth it,” that pretty well sums up the attitude of U.S. elites: Death and destruction is worth it as long as it profits business that controls our government. This fact does not exclude the widows and orphans of U.S. military.

Our involvement in the Middle East has been the quintessential terrorist recruitment project because anyone associated with civilian victims of the U.S. military turns against us. Should Americans who supposedly are represented by this killing machine start to rein it in? The most disturbing part of all of this is that even without the secrets, the information is out there for people to access and decide that our government is wrong conducting these deadly and wasteful adventures.

Slogans denouncing Biden for the bungled exit from Afghanistan ignore the bungled past twenty years. They take the place of simple thought processes like “Is it constitutional?” or “What are the long term effects?” or “What is the goal?” They divide us in the same way as accusations of “deniers” and “anti-vaxxers.”

Since 9/11, the use of $5.8 trillion has been denied to entrepreneurs, charity, and infrastructure developers and handed over to the military industrial complex. Blaming Biden distracts us from a much bigger goal; simple and efficient defense of the people of the United States.

Wind don’t always blow

According to the War Street Journal daily energy prices in the UK have increased from $50 per megawatt hour to $330 per megawatt hour since 2020 due to lack of wind, also lack of freedom. The market would certainly never have produced such an unwarranted faith or dependence on windmills when God has handed us the dependability of solar energy stored in the ground.

I don’t really want to be mean but here is what should happen to politicians who enable the windmill industry to cheat consumers:

There Are Patriots Out There

Stand with Daniel Hale

Patriotism, like democracy, means different things to different people. I will define my brand of patriotism so I won’t be misunderstood. I don’t really have a big problem with Colin Kaepernick or Megan Rapinoe. Disrespecting a flag and a song might be distasteful but there are much bigger fish to fry.

Loyalty or devotion to who or what is critical in defining patriotism. Focusing on symbols detracts from true patriotic duty.

Is the interest of the people best served by giving them something, that is, something taken from someone else? Or is it best served by a simple function of government to secure the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as the stated goal of The Declaration of Independence. Giving them something that belongs to someone else violates the goal of The Declaration.

Think of the war on Afghanistan, the war on Iraq, and the war on Vietnam. Was the legitimate function of government being exercised then? Whose rights were being secured? In the cases of Medicare and Social Security, or the war on poverty, or the war on drugs, whose rights are being secured?

How can we be true patriots when we base our opinions on experts and not simply think logically through an issue. Experts like generals on TV were consulted on whether to wage war. That’s like asking a drug pusher if he advises use of heroin.

In the cases of the social programs, experts have an easy time promoting the idea of taking from the haves to give to the have-nots. It seems simple until you think logically about the causes of dependency and the long-term consequences, such as fatherless families, crime, and poverty (as a result of discouragement of initiative through the blaming of others for our plight). But as long as we simply take the advice of experts we don’t need to put on our thinking caps.

When the U.S. Military was closing in on Tora Bora and Osama bin Laden it became clear that his capture or death would spell an end to another chapter of profitable war. Saddam Hussein then was touted as a threat with his “weapons of mass destruction,” even though he was a sworn enemy of bin Laden. Tora Bora was abandoned without success, to be revisited when Iraq failed to present a profitable war.

Support for all these expensive boondoggles is the opposite of patriotism. Skepticism is the essence of it. The Constitution very clearly forbids congressionally undeclared wars and social programs. Yet it still allows for elections. Why? Because the authors assumed that a tradition of informed and logical thought would prevail when they were gone. They thought that people who saw their hard-earned money squandered on unconstitutional projects waged to steal, not secure their rights, would vote for politicians who would defend them.

When you think of patriots, think of people like Julian Assange, Daniel Hale, and Robert Malone . These people all tried to expose vast amounts of theft from the American people and were vilified successfully instead of recognized for their sacrifices. Hermann Goring, one of the architects of the rise of Adolf Hitler, made it plain how people can be manipulated, “All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.”

Our reliance on experts and lack of interest beyond that has cost each man, woman, and child in America $6,060 only from the war on Afghanistan. Patriots like Barbara Lee of California who was the only congressperson to vote against giving the president the power to declare war, need to be recognized and held up as role models for us all.