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About The Publisher

A veteran of Viet Nam, student of history (both American and film), Jeffrey Bennett has been broadcasting for over eighteen years as host of Perspectives on America, and later - 'Life, Liberty & All That Jazz.' Jeff is considered the voice of reason on the alternative media - providing a unique and distinctive broadcast style, including topics such as health and wellness, news, political satire - with a twist, education and editorial commentary on current events through the teaching of history. In addition, Jeff publishes The Federal Observer - a daily on-line publication, which co-authored and spear-headed a petition, which ultimately caused new legislation to be signed by President George W. Bush within 450 days of the events that rocked our world on September 11, 2001.

Versace: A fighter in captivity, Viet Cong executed him out of frustration

Put up such a fight in captivity, Viet Cong executed him out of frustration. He was last heard singing “God Bless America”… later awarded the Medal of Honor

Captain Humbert Roque Versace (July 2, 1937 – September 26, 1965), affectionately called “Rocky,” was an officer of the United States Army.

He went on to receive the Medal of Honor – the greatest military decoration of the United States – for the heroic actions he undertook as a prisoner of war in the Vietnam War. Puerto Rican-Italian by descent, he was the first member of the U.S. Army to have ever received such a distinction.

Born on July 2, 1937, in Honolulu, Hawaii, Versace was the eldest of five children. Versace’s father was Colonel Humbert Joseph Versace (1911–1972), and his mother was Marie Teresa Ríos (1917–1999) – who has authored three books, which includes the popular work Fifteenth Pelican, on which the 1960s Sally Field-starrer The Flying Nun was based. Having grown up in Alexandria, Virginia, Versace attended Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C. during his freshman and sophomore years, Frankfurt American High School in his junior year, and after graduating from Norfolk Catholic High School in his senior year, enrolled in the Armed Forces from Norfolk in Virginia. Continue reading

Agent Orange: White House Delay Medical Benefits for Thousands of Veterans

U.S. Army Huey helicopter spraying Agent Orange over Vietnamese agricultural land.

During the Vietnam War, the United States military sprayed over twenty million gallons of herbicide Agent Orange on the trees and vegetation in Vietnam. The idea was to remove the forest cover that the enemy combatants were hiding behind and to destroy their crops, which would make it more difficult for them to feed themselves. Continue reading

Benson: Political Correctness ~ the enemy of humanity

In a recent interview with financial and investment advisor, Doug Casey – he dealt mostly with the subject of political correctness and noted, quite accurately, that those who consciously promote that plague are “enemies of humanity.” I couldn’t agree more. Mr. Casey observed how, over the centuries, language changes, which is something we all have noted in passing. But, regarding the language of political correctness, he says: “This is different. It’s not an organic change. It’s an attempt by people who see themselves as the ruling class to not just influence the way the proletariat speaks, but the way they think. Or perhaps I should say the way they feel. Thinking is hard work, but even an imbecile can feel.” He makes a good point here. Many of our so-called “hot button” issues today are geared to appeal to the emotions and not the intellect–to get people all worked up emotionally over some issue before they have had time to really think about it. This is political correctness to a T! Continue reading

Tradition… in the Last days

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; ~ 2 Timothy 3:1-4

Without Adherence To Principle There Is Chaos

Human newborns, no matter what culture or geographical location, are very much like computers with empty hard drives. You can fill the hard drive with truths, (say a well-written program that can be an excellent tool) or you can dump garbage into it and have it produce gibberish. Babies are also like sponges and they absorb everything that their five senses ingest, either good or evil. Babies are not pre-programmed for good. They can be molded into any type of human their handlers want them to be. If babies are left to their own resources, should they survive to adulthood, they become the sum of all of their inherited characteristics and all of their experiences and how their mind processes those experiences. But babies are not responsible for who or what they become, their parents and their teachers are. That is a huge responsibility that way too many folk take lightly.

So we as parents and teachers have a choice. We can instill solid “principles” of right and wrong, self-reliance, discipline, compassion and responsibility in our charges, or we can instill incarnate evil and everything in between, or, we can allow them to be brainwashed, as is happening in our public schools today – but if we do nothing, the outcome of our children becomes unpredictable and are subject to random influences. Continue reading

CASH me outside…

In my personal opinion, the work that Rick Rubin did with Cash in the waning years of his life was among the greatest work that the Man in Black ever did. Enjoy this final album – CASH: The Man Comes Around – issued before he left this Earth, but the album title-song is what comes before us – SOON! ~ Jeffrey Bennett, Publisher

Stranger… in a Strange Land

Secrecy begets tyranny.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

Thinking doesn’t pay. Just makes you discontented with what you see around you.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

When I read quotes by men like H.L. Mencken and Robert Heinlein, I realize I’m not really a stranger in a strange land, even though I feel that way most of the time. These cynical, critical thinking, libertarian minded gentlemen understood government tended towards corruption and tyranny, the populace tended towards ignorance and distraction, and reality eventually teaches a harsh lesson to fools, knaves and dumbasses. Continue reading

New bill would give AMNESTY to farm workers AND their family members

Just WHO is draining the Swamp?

The House of Representatives may soon hold a vote on H.R. 4916, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act. This legislation would amnesty illegal agricultural workers and greatly expand the number of H-2A visas issued each year.

Under the legislation, millions of illegal farm workers and their families would receive an amnesty. Plus, the bill would greatly expand the agricultural guest worker program to include dairy, meat packing, food processing, and canning, putting more American workers at risk. Continue reading

Destruction of a Child’s Mind: November 14, 2019

…The insanity will not end

As more countries ban iPads and mobile phones from the classroom, could WiFi be giving our children cancer?
Plenty of children these days are so obsessed with having internet access that they will virtually refuse to go on holiday unless the hotel or villa has wifi. They’re certainly used to being fully ‘connected’ at school, where millions of youngsters who were once taught with chalk on a blackboard now sit in circles on the floor surfing the web on their tablets or phones.

The trouble is that though smartphones are used as educational tools in some lessons, they can also be a dangerous distraction during the day for pupils… (Continue to full article)

Students Learn Way More Effectively From Print Textbooks Than Screens
Today’s students see themselves as digital natives, the first generation to grow up surrounded by technology like smartphones, tablets and e-readers.

Teachers, parents and policymakers certainly acknowledge the growing influence of technology and have responded in kind. We’ve seen more investment in classroom technologies, with students now equipped with school-issued iPads and access to e-textbooks… (Continue to full article)

Price: Why so much depression in our public schools?
Maybe some politicians want to exploit this sadness and depression. The kids are so lost and adrift, they can be persuaded to believe anything.

Someone asked this question on Quora: Is there a flaw to the American school system? Why do so many teens have depression? Why don’t people do anything about it?… (Continue to full article)

First Common Core High School Grads Worst-Prepared For College In 15 Years
This is the opposite of what we were told would happen with trillions of taxpayer dollars and an entire generation of children who deserve not to have been guinea pigs in a failed national experiment.

For the third time in a row since Common Core was fully phased in nationwide, U.S. student test scores on the nation’s broadest and most respected test have dropped, a reversal of an upward trend between 1990 and 2015. Further, the class of 2019, the first to experience all four high school years under Common Core, is the worst-prepared for college in 15 years, according to a new report… (Continue to full article)

A Crisis As Millions Of Students Abused By Teachers
For a parent, the headline couldn’t be more alarming: “Teacher of the Year accused of molesting student, charged with 5 felonies.” It’s a story that, tragically, is all too common — and all too underreported. Why?

We’ve all heard of the Catholic Church child abuse scandal that’s still regularly covered, 20 to 40 years after much of the abuse took place. It too was tragic, and acknowledged as such by the church, which has taken action to prevent its ever happening again.

The same can’t be said of unionized public education — where child abuse appears to be rampant, often with little done about it and with teachers unions largely silent. It gets little national media attention — certainly not on the scale that the church scandal did… (Continue to full article)

Witness to Public Schools Brainwashing
I have experienced this miseducation first-hand. Long story short, while teaching U.S. History, World History, Economics, and American Government for five (long) years to high school students in the Chicago suburbs and in Bluffton, South Carolina, I was absolutely shocked and dismayed… (Continue to full article)

Student: What White Privilege Lessons Did to My High School
During my last year in high school, all seniors were required to write a speech about the topic of their choice and present this speech to the student body and faculty. My essay, titled “Division”, dealt with how identity politics ruined the last few years at the high school that I attended. It was summarized well here.

In the weeks following the presentation of my speech, I remember being asked what led me to choose the topic, a topic of which could very likely lead to ridicule and even hostility from those listening… (Continue to full article)

Haille’s Comet
Tonight I learned a valuable lesson of what I have long suspected about the failure of education in this nation, both within the Government system – and at home…

Haille is a young student in College and she was sharing with me tonight the insanity of her “English” class. The instructor has assigned a series of topics to individual students having little to do with the education of “the language.” Haille was assigned “race relations,” while another student was assigned the topic of “global warming.” (Continue to full article)

Who Betrayed the Black Race?
No organization of people has done more to betray the Black Race than those who claim to have killed almost a million people in order to set them free! The great Reverend Robert Lewis Dabney foresaw the inevitable and warned against it… (Continue to full article)

Mike Rowe Says Death of Shop Class Is Why Country Has $1.6 Trillion in Student Debt
The removal of shop classes from public schools forces people to rely on the government.

“They also canceled shop classes about 30 years ago,” he said at the time. “Just wiped them out. And, who knows, maybe it was political because if you don’t give people skills they have to rely on the government. But if you give them skills, they don’t need the government…” (Continue to full article)

Why ‘Uncomfortable’ Books Like ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Are Precisely the Ones Kids Should be Reading
The public school district in Biloxi, Mississippi decided to pull To Kill a Mockingbird from the eighth grade reading curriculum this year because, district officials said, “There is some language in the book that makes people uncomfortable.”

If the language in To Kill a Mockingbird makes thirteen-year-olds “uncomfortable,” then I assume the school district is also insisting they stay off Twitter and never listen to rap music… (Continue to full article)

37 Years After His Death, John Wayne’s Family Makes Announcement That Changes Everything

John Wayne was a character that personified American values, he was a man’s man and 37 years after his death his family makes a relevant announcement.

John Wayne was a Hollywood heartthrob in his time. He was the image of what a man should be back when chivalry wasn’t dead. This was all in the mid 1900’s when the limits of what’s normal weren’t being pushed.

The actor who played John Wayne was Marion Robert Morrison who was later known as “Duke”. Duke was a star athlete who received a football scholarship to the University of Southern California. Though, his true love was acting.

Duke started from the bottom working as a prop boy at Fox Studios while going to school. He received parts as an extra in the 1920’s and then tragedy struck. Duke got into a body surfing accident and wasn’t able to play football anymore, causing him to lose his scholarship. Continue reading

Living and Dying In Wars: One Life to Give

Honor the Veterans of Foreign Wars

Men have fought and died in countless wars throughout the ages, and nothing much changed in that respect with the modern world in the 20th century, that saw two world wars and countless conflicts waged by our men and women, alongside America’s allies. Towards the end of the 20th century and on into the 21st century, the wars and conflicts remain just as hard fought, murderous, terrible and bloody and deadly, as we were drawn into new wars in the Middle East by the Islamic attack on America on September 11th 2001. As time continues on without many of us, it is unlikely that the fact of war as part of life will ever depart from our descendants or from this world, so long as evil men exist and wish to impose tyranny on the righteous, autonomous, self-determining free born men and women of the world. Continue reading

One Day You May Have To Pick Up A Sword

The handwriting is on the wall. The tea-leaves have all been read. There is no way to peacefully and amicably heal the irreconcilable differences between the left and the right and the liberal and the conservative. We are hopelessly divided by rich and poor, race, gender, class warfare, economics, immigration and health care. The gap is far too wide to close and divorce is imminent. What form that divorce will take will depend on which side has the greatest political power. As it stands right now the liberal side has the majority of the power and conservative side is whistling in Dixie if they think they can convince the majority of the long-term benefits of freedom and liberty. The left (the majority) has tasted the sweet fruits of socialism and they like the flavor, oblivious of the horror that socialism eventually inflicts upon its victims. Continue reading

America: Back in the Day of my Youth

Refurbished gigantic ‘Big Boy‘ locomotive fires up crowds in the West

A new voyage headed to Utah for Transcontinental Railroad’s 150th anniversary

CHEYENNE, Wyoming, May 9, 2019 — It’s longer than two city buses, weighs more than a Boeing 747 fully loaded with passengers and can pull 16 Statues of Liberty over a mountain.

The Big Boy No. 4014 steam locomotive rolled out of a Union Pacific restoration shop in Cheyenne over the weekend for a big debut after five years of restoration. It then headed toward Utah as part of a yearlong tour to commemorate the Transcontinental Railroad’s 150th anniversary.

Big Boys hauled freight between Wyoming and Utah in the 1940s and 1950s. Of the 25 built by the American Locomotive Company in Schenectady, New York, from 1941 to 1944, eight remain. Only No. 4014 will be operational. Continue reading

Think About The Children ~ Indeed

Normally my blood pressure runs somewhere around 115/70; not too bad for an old man. However there are times I’d be willing to bet it runs upwards of 185/110; those times typically occurring when I see or hear things that piss me off. Some of my best commentaries have come out of such instances of being extremely angry, as they are pure emotion and my brain doesn’t bungle things up by thinking too much about what I’m saying.

There are times, however, that I become so angry that I find it hard to think at all. When that happens every sentence I type is a struggle, as I have to pause and try to calm my mind down enough long enough to form a simple sentence. Luckily I don’t get THAT angry very often, and when I do it wears off relatively quick… Continue reading

Michigan School District to Only Serve Muslim-Approved Meat

Public school students in Dearborn, Michigan will only be eating meat that is prepared according to Muslim traditions.

Television station WXYZ reports decision to only serve halal meat came about from a student advisory board.

The school district said their new menu had nothing to do with religion. Yeah, right.

Let’s get real. It had everything to do with religion. And in Dearborn, Muslims are being provided an accommodation not granted to other religious groups. Continue reading