Category Archives: Perspectives…

A holdover title from the previous variation of the Federal Observer. This is where you will find a range of Editorial postings and comments by a select group of writers, many of who have had long term relations with Kettle Moraine Publications.

I’m Not Your Damned Enemy

I think the measure of how free you believe yourself to be is directly proportional to the degree you feel you must support and defend the ‘need’ for government. Those who feel we MUST have government, and allow it to pass all these laws to keep us safe from each other, and our own stupidity, are among the most un-free people on the planet. On the other hand, those who would rather that government just step back and stay the hell out of their lives, and their wallets, are, at least, in spirit the freest people you’ll find in America. Continue reading

Communism’s Legacy: Tyranny, Terror, and Torture

…a SPECIAL message for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez!

The entire history of communism in the 20th century reeked of mass murder.

In August of 1993, I was invited to participate in a conference in Vilnius, Lithuania on “Liberty and Private Business.” This was less than two years after the formal disappearance of the Soviet Union as a political entity on the map of the world.

During our time there, my wife and I were offered the opportunity to be given a tour of the building that had served as the headquarters of the local KGB, the infamous Soviet secret police. Our guide was a man who had been a prisoner in its walls in the late 1950s. The most nightmarish part of the tour was the basement containing the prison cells and the interrogation rooms. (Read more…)

Cesar Chavez Holiday: Honoring An American Hero

I am convinced that the truest act of courage, the strongest act of manliness, is to sacrifice for others in a totally nonviolent struggle for justice. To be a man is to suffer for others. God help us to be men! ~ Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez

March 31 is an official State holiday in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, and is observed in several other States, in honor of the birth on March 31, 1937, of an extraordinary American — Cesar Estrada Chavez, the late co-founder and president of the United Farm Workers of America who became a legend in his own time in the civil rights era.

In his honor, his headquarters for the UFW, which he named “La Paz” (“The Peace”), in the Tehachapi Mountains in Keene, CA, on Highway 58 between Bakersfield and Tehachapi, is now officially the U.S. Cesar Chavez National Monument, established by the federal government. (Read More…)

March 27, 2019: Morning cup ‘o brew!

Once Jailed in Guantánamo, 5 Taliban Now Face U.S. at Peace Talks
When the United States invaded Afghanistan in 2001 and toppled the Taliban government, even those who surrendered were treated as terrorists: handcuffed, hooded and shipped to the American detention camp in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

Now, in a stark demonstration of the twists and contradictions of the long American involvement in Afghanistan, five of those men are sitting across a negotiating table from their former captors, part of the Taliban team discussing the terms of an American troop withdrawal… (Continue to full article)

FOX News Leans Left and Caves to Islamic Sharia Law
Within the government, within the Department of Justice, the Department of Defense, you have practically eliminated any training or any use of the term ‘radical Islam.’ That’s what we’re facing. ­ LTG Michael T. Flynn Fox News is no longer run by CFR member Rupert Murdoch. It is now being controlled by Rupert’s eldest son, 47-year-old Lachlan Murdoch. Although Lachlan says his politics closely resemble his father’s, Fox News and Fox Business are unarguably leaning to the left… (Continue to full article)

Immigration Crisis Grows, Border Patrol Overwhelmed
ICE is releasing over 1,000 illegal aliens a day as facilities and courts overcrowd… (Continue to full article)

A Coup Wrapped in a Hoax Inside a Vendetta
After 675 days of investigation, 2,800 subpoenas, 500 warrants, and 500 witness interviews here are a few things that never happened in the time-consuming, money-wasting, slanderous attempt to erase the results of the 2016 election known as the Mueller investigation… (Continue to full article)

Congresswoman Omar Files $100M Lawsuit Against Judge Pirro
Ihlan Omar, the woman whose hijab has everyone in an uproar, has filed a $100 million lawsuit against Judge Jeannine Pirro. Omar, who isn’t even a real American, says Pirro caused her irreparable damage by calling her a terrorist and/or person who supports terrorism… (Continue to full article)

Federal Appellate Court Upholds Ohio Law Defunding Planned Parenthood
In an overwhelming 11 to 6 decision, the full Sixth Circuit agreed that the Ohio law was constitutional because Planned Parenthood has no constitutional right to perform abortions. Thus, Ohio could permissibly bar Planned Parenthood from participating in the state health education programs because “private organizations do not have a constitutional right to obtain government funding to support their activities… (Continue to full article)

End of Day ~ March 26, 2019

House fails to override Trump veto of his border emergency
The Democratic-controlled House fell short Tuesday in its effort to override President Donald Trump’s first veto, handing him a victory in his effort to spend billions more for constructing barriers along the Southwest border than Congress has approved… (Continue to full article)

Rep. Omar Strikes Back At Pelosi Over Israel
How much more of this will it take before these Muslims are deported and denied any return to America???? We all know the story of the frog when he gave the scorpion a ride. You can’t allow these *scorpions* in unless you wish to die because they WILL kill you. Their Quran requires them to LIE to you and then to kill you as they see you as infidels… (Continue to full article)

DOJ Concludes Obamacare Unconstitutional And Should Be Struck Down
The U.S. Justice Department said in a legal filing Monday that it agrees with a Texas district court’s ruling that the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” is unconstitutional, throwing the future of the health-care law in doubt. “The Department of Justice has determined that the district court’s judgment should be affirmed… (Continue to full article)

Prosecutors Drop All Charges Against Jussie Smollett
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson asks, “Do I think justice was served?” He answered, “No…I think this city is still owed an apology.” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel sounded off on the “ethical costs” of the investigation. He regretted that Smollett had used hate crime legislation laws to “self promote” his own career. Especially because it comes at the expense of actual hate crime victims. “This is a whitewash of justice.”… (Continue to full article)

Oh, So Ilhan Omar Has Been Holding Secret Fundraisers For Groups That Support Terrorism
Democratic freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) has been holding a series of secret fundraisers with groups that have been tied to the support of terrorism, appearances that have been closed to the press and hidden from public view. The content of these speeches, given to predominately Muslim audiences, remains unknown, prompting some of Omar’s critics to express concern about the type of rhetoric she is using before these paying audiences, particularly in light of the lawmaker’s repeated use of anti-Semitic tropes in public… (Continue to full article)

Court: San Francisco can’t be sued over illegal who killed Steinle
The parents of a woman fatally shot by an illegal immigrant who wasn’t held for deportation proceedings cannot sue San Francisco for negligence over the death that touched off a fierce national debate, a U.S. appeals court ruled… (Continue to full article)

Utah bans abortions after 18 weeks, teeing up legal showdown
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has signed a law banning most abortions after 18 weeks of gestation, setting the stage for a legal showdown… (Continue to full article)

Trump Stops Taxpayer-Backed Mortgages For Illegal Aliens
When Barack Obama implemented his unilateral amnesty for illegal aliens who claimed to have entered this country before the age of sixteen, the illegally amnestied illegals qualified for many benefits.

One of these were FHA loans. Three Senator Democrats (Booker, Menendez and Cortez-Mastro) falsely claimed that President Trump was targeting a ‘portion of the American public’, when in fact illegal aliens are not part of the American public… (Continue to full article)

Tallahassee Can’t Wait for Washington to Tackle the Crisis of Illegal Immigration
Let’s face it. Most of Florida’s 850,000 to 957,000 unlawful immigrants were drawn to the state by the prospect of easy, yet unlawful employment.

Contrary to myth, Florida’s unlawful immigrants don’t just work in the state’s agriculture and hospitality sectors. In reality, lawful Florida residents must compete with illegal workers for low-skilled and semi-skilled work, including many jobs that are still considered ‘Middle Class’… (Continue to full article)

The Brains Behind AOC Part II

I watched this first video last week, and it was quite interesting, but Part II, really looks at a plot to change the elections. This is something of which we need to be aware, when we vet Republican candidates for any office. Please take the time to watch this video and understand the lengths these radical Marxists are going to go to win.~ Carol

I see the *BRAINS* behind AOC and her ilk really come straight from Lucifer. She and her ilk are “hell bent” to destroy America and all references to Jesus Christ. Continue reading

The Electoral College Still Makes Sense Because We’re Not A Democracy

What appears to deprive the populace of its power to decide a president is the very mechanism that preserves its power. The Electoral College works that way because the United States isn’t a pure democracy.

The Electoral College has been on life support since a chad—specifically a “hanging” chad—tipped the White House to George W. Bush in 2000. The painful reality of how our Constitution works was never more apparent. The Gore/Lieberman ticket won the popular vote 50,994,086 to 50,461,092 but lost the electoral vote 266 to 271. (NOTE: …and then the 2016 election came along and Clinton lost to Trump, and now the Leftist/Socialist/Liberals wish to do away with the Electoral College, so that the ultimate decision would in effect be made by four states. ~ Ed.Continue reading

Ten Reasons Not to Mourn John McCain

UPDATE: The more you know…..
“A guy in my neighborhood was stationed on the Forestall at the time of no-names “incident”. He nearly lost his leg. When he came home he told the story many times. no-name was the cause according to him. I know this as I followed his career and could not get over the fact that one so foolish could go so far. I wish I could have Richie contact you but he has passed on. Your one talented and based guy and your work is really appreciated. All the best to you and yours,” (Name removed) Continue reading

The War of the World Views ~ Socialism vs. Christianity

Leon Trotsky

No matter what you want to say about the socialists they have a multi-generational world view. The Fabian Socialists are noted for this. They are not in a big rush to push revolutionary socialism down our throats. They are content to do it a little at a time, often in doses we are hardly aware of, but the end result will be socialism for us no matter how you cut the mustard. It may take longer, but the end result will be inevitable. We will get socialism whether we want it or not, often because we were just too lazy or apathetic to be bothered to resist it.

Leon Trotsky, the real big daddy of today’s neo-conservatives, had this to say in regard to the socialists’ multi-generational perspective: “If our generation happens to be too weak to establish socialism over the earth, we will hand the spotless banner down to our children. The struggle which is in the offing transcends by far the importance of individuals, factions, and parties. It is the struggle for the future of all mankind. It will be severe. It will be lengthy. Whoever seeks physical comfort and spiritual calm, let him step aside. In time of reaction it is more convenient to lean on the bureaucracy than on the truth. But all those for whom the word socialism is not a hollow sound but the content of their moral life–forward!Continue reading

The Ghost of Silent Sam ~ In Memoriam

He stood on the campus green while the birds chirped in the trees, the same way they had that May morning when he left his books behind and marched away to war. The sunlight filtered down through the tree branches, warm Southern sun dappling the green grass with soft shadows. Through four long years, he’d marched through the snows and rains and parching summers….his boots gave out the first year, but still he marched on. Not much food. Sometimes at night he dreamed of his grandmother’s chicken and dumplings set on the table, steam rising from them. And woke to gnaw on a piece of hardtack which was the only food he had left. His ribs were sticking out like those of an old mule he’d once seen that had run off from home and hid in the swamp til near starvation brought him home. Continue reading

The silencing of the Lambs

By intimidation. By ridicule. By legal action. By expulsion. By exclusion. That’s the way the radical left seeks to win.

There has always been one end-game for the radical left: the silencing of dissenting voices, in particular conservative Christian voices.

The radical left is not simply interested in winning in the marketplace of ideas. It is not simply interested in changing hearts and minds. It is ultimately interested in silencing the opposition, especially all opposition that is based on a biblical worldview.

For years I have said that those who came out of the closet (meaning, radical gay activists) wanted to put us in the closet (meaning those of us who identify with conservative biblical values). And for years I (and many others) have documented this, time and time again. Continue reading

Never Surrender with the Enemy at the Gates

Thus saith the LORD to you, ‘Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed at this great horde, for the battle is not yours but God’s.’ ~ 2 Chronicles 20:15

The Smegma of Humanity

Well, where do I start? I have a lot to say, again, and it’s gonna take a while, but it’s all gotta be said; my compatriots and I have once again been accused (by ANTIFA and others) of being and saying things that we definitely are and have not, so once again, it seems I must set the record straight. If I let my emotions into this one, y’all forgive me; these drippers (don’t ask what that means unless you really wanna know) tend to piss me off… Continue reading

Collapse of Society Almost Complete

The experiences from South America provide lessons totally applicable to the United States. If you think that the bread lines in Venezuela cannot come to our country, take a look at what is happening in the rest of Latin America. While economic failures contribute to the slide in prosperity and government expansion adds to greater indebtedness, the complicity of their citizens provides the environment for even bigger demands. Daniel J. Mitchell is a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute writes in Brazil, Big Government and Mitchell’s Theorem of Societal Collapse. His summary is accurate and precise. Continue reading

Living in the United States is a privilege ~ NOT a right for non-citizens

NOTE: With this post we return to the archives of the first generation Federal Observer with a column from Linda Chavez writing for Jewish World Review less than one month after 9/11. It seems that all these years later – NOTHING has changed because our elected official-DUMB are more concerned about plying their (ruling) trade over a whole new crowd of ‘voters.’ ~ JB

Is it time to rethink American immigration policy in the face of a clear and present danger from foreign-born terrorists? Nearly eight out of 10 of those polled by the Center for Immigration Studies after the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon think so, including 74 percent of self-defined liberals. But what exactly can be done to prevent foreign-born terrorists from taking advantage of America”s generous immigration laws? Continue reading

If You Let Them Win ~ War Is Inevitable

“Here I stand on the brink of war again, a citizen of no place, no time, no country but my own . . . and that a land lapped by no sea but blood, bordered only by the outlines of a face long-loved.” ~ Diana Gabaldon, contemporary author – Outlander Series

Not very often in America’s history have the two sides been so far a part and growing farther a part with each passing day. Backs are arching, anger is rising and the hair is standing up on the back of our collective necks. America is seething, the rhetoric is growing more course, the temperature is increasing, the pot is boiling and the acrid smell of war is in the air …… again! Numerous credible pundits are predicting civil war in America. Even the Great One, Mark Levin, is hinting at the possibility of civil war in a one-half hour broadcast. He does not do so lightly. Continue reading

“Diversity” and the Sack of America

Just like the ancient Rome fell to barbaric invasions that begun some 1,600 years ago, the most advanced product of Western civilization, the United States of America, is falling into the hands of less civilized peoples whose main collective accomplishments have been the overpopulation of their half-developed countries and civil disorder that usually accompanies it.

Although neither they nor their ancestors were able to build well-functioning and prosperous societies, which would require establishment of adequate political structures and construction of productive economies, they have managed to multiply fast enough – mostly due to Western help, technology, and investment – to outnumber the Westerners, by 2050, ten to one. Now they are using their sheer number advantage to conquer our land and redistribute among themselves our wealth. Thomas Malthus could not have predicted it any better. Continue reading

Your Opinion Is Of No Concern To Me…

…Unless It Can Be Supported By Fact

Can anyone tell me why we, as Americans, hold these events called elections every couple of years? Now I know that some of y’all are probably going to say something like, “So that we can choose from a field of candidates the most qualified and deserving one to hold political office.” While that isn’t altogether incorrect, it isn’t quite the answer I was hoping for. Maybe if I rephrase the question it might help, “Why are we, as Americans, the ones who get to choose who will fill the various seats of power within our government?” There, does that make it clearer the kind of answer I was looking for? Continue reading

Spivey ~ Nero is Rosining His Bow

Here I sit again, ready to write about what has happened in the last three weeks, but not knowin’ how to approach the subject. There’s a lot I could talk about, and for that very reason, I suppose, the words just ain’t comin’ to me.

‘Heirs of the Confederacy’ rallying on the campus of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC,

It took me a while to decompress from the events that took place on Saturday, 23 February 2019, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and then some of us went to Raleigh for the Confederate heritage ceremony on Saturday, 2 March. A body could talk for hours just recountin’ the things that happened at those two events, let alone discussin’ them, so I’m also tryin’ to figure out how to say what I gotta say and keep it as short as possible; those of you that are among my faithful readers know that I can be a bit “long-winded” when I write. Continue reading

If We Didn’t Have the Alamo, We Wouldn’t Have Texas…

…and if We Didn’t Have Texas, Would We Have the United States?

“The Fall of the Alamo” by Robert Jenkins Onderdonk (via Wikipedia)

If you know any Texans on Facebook, you’ve probably seen them posting about the Texas Revolution, Texas Independence Day, and a certain iconic old church lately. You’ll see posts about battles, “Come and Take It,” and names like William Barret Travis, Jim Bowie, and David Crockett. These are Texas’ “high holy days,” when we remember the Alamo and look forward to San Jacinto in late April. The two battles are crescendos of the Texas Revolution. Continue reading

‘Gish’ may be stripped from theater

Actress shunned for role in ‘Birth of a Nation

Lillian Gish, 1915

BOWLING GREEN – Some are calling for changing the name of the Bowling Green State University Gish Film Theater because of Lillian Gish’s starring role in the 1915 D.W. Griffith film “Birth of a Nation” and its racist portrayal of African-Americans.

“We have to do the right thing and we have to ground what we do in our values,” said College of Arts and Sciences Dean Raymond Craig.

Issues with the theater name emerged soon after installation of the new Gish Film Theater signage in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union during the first week of February. Continue reading

Turner ~ Maximus Retardicus

Alas. Here is some more quilled verbiage of thought from your daily wordsmith with hope that some poor soul out there just might find some light to what the hell is going on with this country. I shall place this graphic script into a bottle and throw it overboard. Maybe it will reach a dry land soon; but then again, alien bottlenose sharks are following aft and the “Post-it Ghosts” have trained them to swallow the message whole.

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To whomever this message makes it…
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Why Socialism Fails Every Time

During the last 100 years, approximately 110 million people have died under the forces of socialist regimes. Today, in Venezuela, citizens who haven’t died of starvation or fled the socialist paradise are rising up en masse against President Maduro’s brutal dictatorship. Incidentally, Maduro himself most definitely is not starving.

Despite these numbers, it is considered chic and intellectually-forward these days in the U.S. to proclaim oneself a socialist. What is it about socialism that makes people hail it at the same time knowing that it eventually will do its best to destroy them?

First, every socialist country has risen on false promises. These promises include untold prosperity, equality for all, and security for its citizens – said security, of course, is provided by gun-toting soldiers of the regime. Continue reading