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Open Letter to a Main Stream Media Columnist

(This is my rebuttal to a column written by Leonard Pitts, Jr. of the Miami Herald.)

Dear Mr. Pitts,

Your “open letter” to President Trump felt as though it would have been penned for our most recent past-president. So much of your diatribe seemed to pertain to the previous eight years our country endured. But, let’s be proactive, as President Trump is doing, and take a closer look at your correspondence to him.

 
In relation to the US Constitution, and the presidential election, via your own verbiage, “let me explain to you how this works.” The winner is not based on the popular vote but rather on the electoral college. The Founding Fathers set it up in this manner so, whether they lived in a bustling, cosmopolitan area of millions or in a rural region of hundreds, each legal citizen’s vote would count. (If you happen to differ with my synopsis, please take a moment to access Prager University’s YouTube channel. They offer two excellent presentations on the Electoral College and popular vote). Per your statement, the president has “324 million bosses.” I’d assume you’d want all their votes to count, right?

Included in those “324 million bosses” would be “all the other trolls you (Trump) have brought clambering up from under their bridges.” In an off way, I’d assume you are referring to Hillary Clinton’s “deplorables”? The Bible thumpers. Those who believe in God and those who don’t, but still cling to their guns? The Rednecks? The Uncle Toms? If I am wrong, please specify who these trolls are in your next column.

You also asked, “Just who the hell do you think you are?” We are citizens of this United States. Many, just like you, are “a freeborn American.” Others have taken the legal route to obtain citizenship into this “Shining City upon a Hill.” Truthfully, we either voted for Trump because we loved his views or, like myself, voted against another four years of watching our beloved country decay into a deeper cesspool of socialism while being sold off to the highest bidder.

We also do not like seeing the Constitution trampled upon. It’s laughable for you to assert President Trump feels entitled to “run afoul of the Constitution.” Too busy the previous eight years to watch your guy or were you hampered by selective reporting? The Chrysler Bailout? IRS political profiling? 2012 Recess Appointments? Changing laws without actual legislation? Implementing the Dream Act by executive fiat? There are many, many more examples. Again, in your own words, “Any of that ringing a bell?”

As supporters of President Trump, and his goal to “Make America Great Again,” we have not greeted him “with an out-thrust palm and a hearty ‘Sieg heil!” During Obama’s terms, we did not act “unruly” by rioting in the streets in response to his policies. Public property wasn’t destroyed and business windows were not shattered. We did not turn America’s main streets and highways into war zones. That’s the stuff of the Third Reich and their “night of broken glass.”

Based on what was written, your letter wasn’t to President Trump or his trolls. You must have been thinking of someone else.

God Bless,
Robbie Burns
“Troll” From Under the Bridge

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Hail to the Redskins

washington-redskinsPolitical correctness (PC) is destroying our country.  Inch by inch it slithers its way into every area of our lives.  Now, it has its eye on American sports and particularly Washington D.C.  In a town where cut-throats and back stabbers are common, the politically correct, and their made up controversy, are trying to scalp the nickname from Washington’s NFL team.

The few lone voices crying in this wilderness are being bolstered and broadcasted from a mainstream media that is an accomplice in the nannyization of America.  Senator Harry Reid said months ago he would not attend a Washington game until the team name was changed.  What can we find that will keep him completely and totally out of Washington for good?  (Note to Washington owner Dan Snyder:  I’ve never been to a Washington game, and I’ll take that seat!)

In July, Hillary “What does it even matter” Clinton declared the name “offensive”.  I guess Washington’s team name matters more and is more offensive than the death of four Americans in Benghazi, but I digress.

Super Bowl MVP Phil Simms and former Super Bowl winning coach Tony Dungy have announced they would not refer to Washington’s team name during their broadcasts of NFL games on CBS and NBC, respectively.  I love Dungy, his beliefs and have his books but cannot be on this team with him.  Here are some other controversial names they might want to consider deleting from their on-air vocabulary this season.

Aren’t the Giants offensive to the big and tall of the world?  They can’t hide behind anything.  What about the “terrorist” names like Raiders, Buccaneers and Vikings?  Those pillagers have surely turned the hearts and sensitivities of many a child over the last five decades.

I would guess the Saints are offensive to all the sinners out there.  The Browns are the only team named for a color.  How does that make the other crayons in the Crayola box feel?  Eagles, Falcons, Seahawks, and Cardinals create the NFL’s flock while the poor Turkey is presented as a meal on the Thanksgiving Day telecast.  Talk about insensitive!

NFL Hall of Famer Mike Ditka (who smokes a cigar like Rush Limbaugh – egregious! Carbon footprints, second-hand smoke, climate change, run for the hills!) said it best:

“What’s all the stink over the Redskin name? It’s so much [expletive] it’s incredible. We’re going to let the liberals of the world run this world. It was said out of reverence, out of pride to the American Indian…It’s all the political correct idiots in America, that’s all it is. It’s got nothing to do with anything else. We’re going to change something because we can. Hey listen, I went through it in the ’60s, too. I mean, come on. Everybody lined up, did this. It’s fine to protest. That’s your right, if you don’t like it, protest. You have a right to do that, but to change the name, that’s ridiculous. Change the Constitution –€” we’ve got people trying to do that, too, and they’re doing a pretty good job.”

In conclusion, if the team name is going to be changed, how about the lyrics to Washington’s fight song as well.  “Hail to the Redskins!  Hail victory!  Dan Snyder stay on the warpath, continue to fight against PC!”

 

A Memorial Day Thank You

Dear United States Military,

I want to thank you for your service. Thank you for putting your life on the line each day for my family and me…for people you will never know.

Whether you have served in combat or not, the simple act of putting on the uniform each day means you made the choice to sacrifice yourselves for all of us out here. And that is extremely humbling.

There are two things I know very well. First, my eternal freedom is secure because of JESUS CHRIST and HIS sacrifice on the cross. Second, the freedoms I enjoy daily in America come from men and women, like you, that the LORD has blessed our country with.

From the time my feet hit the floor until my head hits the pillow, “I can’t be me without you.”   In our house, our children know that truth very well. The United States Military is America’s first line of defense – whether it is on home or foreign soil.

While you stand guard as the watchmen on the wall, we go to the work of our choosing. While you remain vigilant, we can take vacations. While you are deployed to dangerous assignments, we go to baseball games, work in our yards or eat at our favorite restaurant. The examples are endless and all of them, from the most important to the most mundane, are enabled because of your sacrifice. Again, “I can’t be me without you.”

These days, you are far too often forgotten rather than cared for…taken for granted instead of honored…used by politicians for political and personal gain. Treated like afterthoughts, not the heroes you are!

With the deepest appreciation I can offer, thanks to all the members of the United States Military – past, present and future. You shield us from what other people in the world must endure. The old adage, “Freedom isn’t free,” is true, but so is a new one – “I can’t be me without you.”

GOD Bless,

Robbie Burns

92 Million

Historically viewed by the world as the land of opportunity, the only word starting with an “O” that relates to America these days is obamaland.  92 million people in “the land of the free and home of the brave” are jobless.  It is truly hard to fathom.

That “o” might as well be a zero.

There never has been nor will be a “laser-like focus” on creating jobs…unless they are government positions.  A socialist wouldn’t have it any other way.  Five years ago this month, the community organizer made this proclamation with absolutely no intent of letting the private sector thrive.

I do not say help because government cannot create jobs.  The only way it can “create” is through the use of our money which they take more of by the day.  Big government certainly can tear down and has done an excellent job of this since obama was “ready to rule” from day one.

Unfortunately, there are many in this disgusting number that have zero hope of things improving. As noted frequently, many of those have given up trying to find a job.  They are weary of the daily battle, daily job search that often yields zero leads while compounding the anguish of a growing low self-esteem. Sadly, too, many have also chosen to live off the few who are working.  Maybe that is “fair” (another column for another day).  All of this does a disservice to those who long to work, but can find nothing.

Let’s put 92 million into perspective.

Internationally, the population of Canada (35 million), the Netherlands (17 million), Belgium (11 million), Sweden (9 million), Finland (5 million), Norway (5 million), Ireland (5 million) and New Zealand (5 million) would equal our jobless total.  Obama’s “fundamental transformation” would completely shut down eight countries.

At home, 92 million of our fellow citizens would equal the states of:  California (38 million), Texas (26 million), Florida (19 million) and Georgia (9 million).  That is a staggering thought. If each person counted above was in the job force, then four of America’s key economic states would cease to function.

Ceasing to function is currently what is happening to our economy and 92 million Americans can attest to it.

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