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95 year old hero!

Dear President Obama,

My name is Harold Estes, approaching 95 on December 13 of this year. People meeting me for the first time don't believe my age because I remain wrinkle free and pretty much mentally alert.

I enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1934 and served proudly before, during and after WW II retiring as a Master Chief Bos'n Mate. Now I live in a "rest home" located on the western end of Pearl Harbor, allowing me to keep alive the memories of 23 years of service to my country.

One of the benefits of my age, perhaps the only one, is to speak my mind, blunt and direct even to the head man. So here goes.......

I am amazed, angry and determined not to see my country die before I do, but you seem hell bent not to grant me that wish.

I can't figure out what country you are the president of. You fly around the world telling our friends and enemies despicable lies like: “We’re no longer a Christian nation" “America is arrogant" - (Your wife even announced to the world, “America is mean- spirited.” Please tell her to try preaching that nonsense to 23 generations of our war dead buried all over the globe who died for no other reason than to free a whole lot of strangers from tyranny and hopelessness.) I'd say shame on the both of you, but I don't think you like America, nor do I see an ounce of gratefulness in anything you do, for the obvious gifts this country has given you. To be without shame or gratefulness is a dangerous thing for a man sitting in the White House.

After 9/11 you said," America hasn't lived up to her ideals."

Which ones did you mean? Was it the notion of personal liberty that 11,000 farmers and shopkeepers died for to win independence from the British? Or maybe the ideal that no man should be a slave to another man, that 500,000 men died for in the Civil War? I hope you didn't mean the ideal 470,000 fathers, brothers, husbands, and a lot of fellas I knew personally died for in WWII, because we felt real strongly about not letting any nation push us around, because we stand for freedom.

I don't think you mean the ideal that says equality is better than discrimination. You know, the one that a whole lot of white people understood when they helped to get you elected.

Take a little advice from a very old geezer, young man.

Shape up and start acting like an American. If you don't, I'll do what I can to see you get shipped out of that fancy rental on Pennsylvania Avenue. You were elected to lead not to bow, apologize and kiss the hands of murderers and corrupt leaders who still treat their people like slaves.

And just who do you think you are telling the American people not to jump to conclusions and condemn that Muslim major who killed 13 of his fellow soldiers and wounded dozens more. You mean you don't want us to do what you did when that white cop used force to subdue that black college professor in Massachusetts, who was putting up a fight? You don't mind offending the police calling them stupid but you don't want us to offend Muslim fanatics by calling them what they are, terrorists.

One more thing; I realize you never served in the military and never had to defend your country with your life, but you're the Commander-in-Chief now, son. Do your job. When your battle-hardened field General asks you for 40,000 more troops to complete the mission, give them to him. But if you're not in this fight to win, then get out. The life of one American soldier is not worth the best political strategy you're thinking of.

You could be our greatest president because you face the greatest challenge ever presented to any president. You're not going to restore American greatness by bringing back our bloated economy. That's not our greatest threat. Losing the heart and soul of who we are as Americans is our big fight now. And I sure as hell don't want to think my president is the enemy in this final battle ...


Harold B. Estes


An open letter to the Honorable Arizona Attorney General, Tom Horne

On March 1, 2012, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office held a formal press conference regarding their investigation into the identification documents of President Barack Hussein Obama II. At the press conference it was announced the MCSO had developed sufficient evidence to indicate Mr. Obama’s Hawaiian Certificate of Live Birth and his Selective Service System registration form were criminal forgeries. To say the least, the findings were shocking.

Many citizens contacted Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett’s office to request that Mr. Obama be kept off the November 6, 2012 ballot as the authenticity and criminality of his identification papers were now in question. At Mr. Bennett’s request the State of Hawaii sent a “Verification of Birth” notice in May of 2012. Surprisingly, the one most critical piece of information that was conveniently missing was Mr. Obama’s date of birth. Secretary Bennett, apparently satisfied, even with the lack of this critical information, notified the public that Mr. Obama would be on the November ballot assuming the Democratic National Committee provided the proper nomination form.

On September 10, 2012, the Arizona Secretary of State received the D.N.C. presidential nomination paper for Barack Hussein Obama. On the document, Mr. Obama swore or affirmed he is “a natural born citizen of the United States and [he] is at least thirty-five years of age…..and meet[s] all other constitutional requirements to hold the office of President of the United States.”

The people of Arizona deserve truthful answers to the predicament in which we currently find ourselves. Is Barack Obama eligible to be President? Are his identification documents forgeries? Has a crime been committed in Arizona? And if crimes of fraud and forgery and possible conspiracy have been committed, who would be the one most likely to benefit from such crimes? The answer is obvious.

I think it is time for you, the Arizona Attorney General to come to the aid of your law enforcement partner, Sheriff Arpaio, and take the MCSO findings to the state grand jury for review. Let’s turn Sheriff Arpaio’s findings over to the people who have been assigned the task of determining whether a crime has been committed and ultimately, who is the beneficiary of such criminal behavior. Let’s take the evidence out of the hands of the politicians and let the citizens in the state grand jury decide the validity of the MCSO findings, prior to the November elections.

Arizona Revised Statute, Chapter 23, Sec. 13-2311 states in part, “…any person who, pursuant to a scheme or artifice to defraud or deceive, knowingly falsifies, conceals or covers up a material fact by trick, scheme or device or makes or uses any false writing or document knowing such writing or document contains any false, fictitious or fraudulent statement or entry is guilty of a class 5 felony.”

In the words of former President Richard M. Nixon of Watergate fame, “...people have got to know whether their President is a crook.”

Attorney General Horne, please request Sheriff Arpaio’s findings about President Obama’s identification documents and submit them to the state grand jury and let the jurors decide if Mr. Obama benefits from criminal fraud and forgery and should be kept off the November Arizona 2012 ballot. The citizens of Arizona have been patient. Again, we have the right to know the answers to these questions before the November election.  Thank you for your time.


Brian Reilly
Sun City West


Can the Hollywood crowd even run their own lives?

Mitt Romney was not my first choice as the Republican nominee, but the fact is he is a winner!  He has a proven track record of SUCCESS!

The cocaine-obsessed, rehabbed Hollywood crowd can cheer former drugged out Obama all they want, but if America has any chance of reversing our downward suicidal economic death spiral, it will not be through more debt and more public sector jobs. Whether through stupidity or to settle the score for Obama's late angry Communist father, everything and I mean everything Obama has done has weakened America economically, militarily and spiritually. We can't survive four more years.


Joseph DuPont
Towanda, Pennsylvania


House readies for battle against Obama's war on coal

Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson recently expressed the need to pass current legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that throws a wrench in this administration's war on coal.

The Stop the War on Coal Act (H.R. 3409) includes various provisions prohibiting the EPA and the Obama administration from continuing its war on coal.  Bipartisan support of the Energy Tax Prevention Act, the Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation (TRAIN) Act, and the Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act will save countless jobs and keep energy prices down for American families and businesses.

"Just looking at the EPA's mercury emission regulations alone—which require power plants to be retrofitted with new technologies—costs billions of dollars to implement," says Bill Wilson, president of ALG.  "However due to the prohibitively high cost of this new technology, many older coal-fired plants are being shut down, ending countless Americans jobs for those who depend on coal for their livelihoods.

"Taking into account the great loss of Americans jobs as well as the source of nearly 50 percent of the country's electric energy, the costs of cutting coal production far outweigh any alleged benefits," Wilson continues.

"If our hope is to bring America out of this recession in one piece then affordable energy is a must.  The House must pass this legislation and begin the arduous task of reining in the out-of-control EPA."

Bill Wilson
Americans for Limited Government


Thank you

schweikert thank youPrimary season has come and gone and the general election is nearly upon us.

However, Joyce and I would be remiss if we did not take time to say a big thank you to all those who helped us across the finish line on August 28. 

To all of our supporters, volunteers, and friends who took weeks and months of their time to spend it with us as we spread our platform – thank you, thank you, thank you!

We are so grateful for each of you.

Primary elections can be very difficult. With the election now behind us, Joyce and I want to do all we can to bring Arizona's new 6th District together with our sights set on the future challenges facing our nation.

Regardless of who you supported in the CD6 primary, we want you to know that we are here to serve you.  Please don't ever hesitate to reach out and let us know your thoughts and concerns about the issues important to you.  

At the end of the day, we are working toward the same goal: to change our country's course in November.

This president has an agenda for America that does not look like the America where I grew up. This agenda drives us toward further economic disaster and will stifle individual liberty.

As Ronald Reagan once said, 'Freedom is only one generation away from extinction.' It is our duty to rise to the challenge and protect that freedom.

Joyce and I hope you will join us in this fight would be honored to have your vote this November.

David and Joyce Schweikert,
Fountain Hills
U.S. Congressman serving Arizona's 5th Congressional District


STOP Funding Radical Islamist Nations!

I am writing to demand that the U.S. government STOP sending ANY hard-earned taxpayer dollars to radical Islamist nations, such as the ones where our citizens were recently brutally attacked and murdered.

We send radical Islamist nations BILLIONS of dollars every year. Egypt alone, where protesters stormed the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and tore down the U.S. flag, is slated to receive $1.6 BILLION this year in U.S. aid... Libya, where our embassy personnel were brutally murdered, is set to receive hundreds of millions of dollars... And other Islamist nations, like Pakistan (whose own spy agency regards America as its "worst enemy," and where the government jailed the man who helped us track down Osama bin Laden), has already received billions, and will be receiving even MORE of OUR money this year.

Rewarding the outrageous behavior of radical Islamist nations is just plain crazy. That's why I'm joining my voice with Americans across the country, and demanding that the U.S. government STOP sending ANY hard-earned taxpayer dollars to radical Islamist nations, such as the ones where our citizens were recently brutally attacked and murdered. I'm counting on you to do the RIGHT thing, and I will be watching your actions on this matter closely. Thank you.


Silent Majority USA

If you want to tell Congress to Stop All Foreign Aid to these radical Islamist Nations, (click here) to fax this article to your Senators and Representative free of charge. To insure Congress knows how Americans feel about this issue please fax this statement free of charge to your two Congressional Senators and one Representative.


The Clashes of Class: Wealth and poverty

We are experiencing now a phenomenon in the United States never seen before. An incipient clash of classes. Poor vs. rich. Envy vs. working to improve.

Democracy is a system devoted to the expression of the sentiments and interests of the people. Hypocracy is indeed the tribute paid by vice to virtue, as I have expressed in previous writings. Hypocrisy might also be described as manners or exalted as civilization. It is highly moral and fully beneficial to the society for people to make sacrifices for their children. Nowhere is the continued vitality of families more dramatically expressed than by the inspiring willingness of millions of American parents to scrimp and save to assure a safe and disciplined education for their children. This willingness is the highest sign of social responsibility.

If a capitalist system is to expand, it must give social and educational rewards and reinforcements to middle class discipline and morality. This means that successful families must take care in choosing their associates and those of their children.

This process helps the poor by creating a distinctive culture of upward mobility which they may emulate, and it helps the rich by transmitting upper class disciplines to their children. The breakdown of these disciplines hurts all classes.

For the upper classes to accept and pander to lower class behavior is to betray the lower class and assign them to permanent poverty, erode the requirements of growth and opportunity and foster processes of cultural and economic deterioration. Wealth causes poverty – an idea to conjure with, an idea that has burst like blinding sunlight in the mind of many a young radical and is shining brightly for all who seek some alternative to hard work, inequality, thrift, and free exchange as a way of escaping want.

How much easier it is – rather than learning the hard lessons of the world-merely to rage at the rich and even to steal from them. How much simpler than diligence and study are the formulas of expropriation! Property is theft! Hate is community. Violence is freedom. Reality is oppression. Yet everywhere these ideas prevail, poverty persists and spreads. Rather than wealth causes poverty, it is far more true to say what causes poverty is the widespread belief that wealth does.

Nearly all upper class and many middle class families, no matter how liberal their politics, send their children to private or safely middle class public institutions. Racism has nothing to do with any of these attitudes.

These are the fundamental laws of economics, business, technology, and life. In them are the secret sources of wealth and poverty. Of tyranny and liberty.

Manuel Cereijo


Will America "flourish or perish?"

The USA is approaching a moment in time whereas Americans are being forced in making a critical decision of survival on our "precious" nation.  Will Americans "humble themselves" and become more "self-sufficient" while separating themselves from government's demands and privileges, thus allowing and endorsing our nation to, again, "flourish" within a "free and open" Constitutional economy.

As legislated primarily by Capitol Hill Democrats, our nation's "out-of-control" government spending is nearing the brink of a "total fiscal disaster."  Currently, some 47 percent of Americans pay no federal income taxes.  What this means is that each "taxpayer" in the 53 percent are forced to pay enormous taxes in support of another member as one of the 47 percent "non-taxpayers" or (y)our government borrows this massive amount of money from China and others.  Taxpayers who belong to the 53 percent that pay federal income taxes have had their "income taxes increase" and "stretched to their extreme."

The 47 percent who pay no federal income taxes represents three or more groups:

1.    Mostly those who have earned their way, are retired, and/or invested in tax programs designed to keep others government's bonds at a low rate, and/or entrepreneurs investing in programs to make new jobs or expanding more existing jobs for our labor force within our "free and open" economy.

2.    Some who have "fallen through the cracks" as those who are handicapped or have become disabled, otherwise.

3.    A third group, perhaps "useless," may represent others who may be "too lazy" in any effort to seek a job, refuse to work hard and/or smart, and unwilling to become a permanent asset employee to the employer.  Others in the 47 percent group earn money "under-the-table" selling illegal drugs, gambling, committing crime(s), etc.

It is the third group that is most "detested" by America's "working taxpayers."  Why should most employees who have initiatives to "work harder and smarter," to advance and build a better life for themselves and their families, only for government to take it away, give it to those that belong in a group as referred to in the third group as "useless," and waste massive expenditures?  It is a large part of the 47 percent group who are damaging and/or destroying our nation and which now "votes for a living."

Capitol Hill Democrats have led the way in "enlarging our government." Capitol Hill Democrats have "bought and sold" peoples' needs by passing laws providing "all the needs, to "all the people," "all the time."  Our government spending and extended entitlements are "out-of-control."   There is an "emergency must" for government to cut back on spending and other government agency administrative abuses.

Are Capitol Hill Democrats willing to implement a "turnaround" to save our nation?  I doubt it.  Are many of the 47 percent who pay no federal taxes willing to accept less out of government privileges to save our nation?  We will wait and see!  Those who believe in Constitutional "liberty for all" will vote accordingly.

Many of these Americans who "vote for a living" have a fallacious belief that the continuous spending in our USA will continue.  Many of these "useless" think that as long as the money and entitlements are coming to me, everything is OK.  If our fiscal economy fails, and we are near the break of our "fiscal failure," the poor will become deprived and hungry, even "starving for food," as often seen in African nations on television and in magazine pictures.

Our utmost hope is for a majority of American voters to see, understand, and correct the nearing "sunset" by voting on November 6, 2012 to defeat all "self-serving liberals" before it is too late.  With that correction, our USA will see other "sunrises of tomorrows" for our children, our grandchildren, their children, etc.

It is now up to the American voters.  Will our nation "flourish or perish?"

God Bless America!

Oscar Y. Harward
Monroe, North Carolina