Yesterday (Tuesday) was July 1st – CANADA DAY . . . created in 1867. Friday is July 4th, INDEPENDENCE DAY created in 1776.
Let’s hope that our two countries have reason to look forward, and celebrate their respective birthdays with optimism, opposed to the despair that is currently rife across the continent.
I write my BLOG . . . Galganov.com because I am frustrated. I am angry. I am concerned. And I hope that what I write and how I write whatever it is . . . can in any way make a difference.
I write what I do, because I feel that we should all be doing something, and this is what I do relatively well, in addition to organizing activist events like the PLEDGE RIDE.
ALSO . . . I guess in one way or another, writing and organizing helps me to stay focused and deal with the NEVER-ENDING challenges of today, that have plagued humanity from the very beginning of recorded history.
THERE’S NO REST FOR THE WEARY:
I was going to take the next few days off like most Canadians and Americans, and just sort of laze-around, but several things happened that have made this impossible.
The US Supreme Court Judgments in favor of Conservative values (Hobby Lobby and Home Care Givers) were a win worth celebrating, BUT NOT BY TOO MUCH, since the Judgments didn’t go nearly as far as they should have gone towards the FREEDOMS which the United States of America was built upon.
In the case of Hobby Lobby, everyone seems to have missed the most important point, including just about every Conservative Pundit I’ve seen, heard or read. The decision not to force Hobby Lobby to provide JUST FOUR contraceptives is not what is . . . or should have been FUNDAMENTAL to the debate.
What is at the very ESSENCE of this debate is nothing less than the RIGHT of EVERYONE not to be forced to provide any form of contraception (and beyond contraception) to anyone, whether you are a company or an individual.
I’m not making this point from a religious perspective. I am making it from a fundamental position based upon every individual’s PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY.
If a woman wants to have sex, the ONUS for her to not PROCREATE must be ON HER AND NO ONE ELSE . . . NOT even on the person whom she has AGREED to have sex with.
Every form of birth control of which there is no shortage, costs from FREE through social welfare offices like Planned Parenthood . . . to not much more than loose change in pharmacies. So there’s no excuse for women to demand that others PAY for their sexual proclivities.
When women on the LEFT argue . . . that what they do with their bodies is nobodies business but their own – I AGREE. So why don’t they just live their lives and allow others to live theirs’ apart from them?
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION?
For the Home Care Workers, the judgment from the Supreme Court through OMISSION still OBLIGATES people to join a union and pay for a union AGAINST their will. The decision in favor of Home Care Workers NOT to have to join a union or pay into a union was just the tip of the iceberg.
Whatever happened to FREEDOM of ASSOCIATION, where a person is FREE to choose to associate with other people or institutions . . . OR NOT?
Being FORCED to join something that one does not wish to join, much less pay his or her money to support, is as UN-AMERICAN as it gets. Even if those people who are forced to join a union who are working in the Public Sector.
LET ME PUT IT INTO A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE:
What would the LEFT say if every working person was FORCED to contribute to a Conservative belief in INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, which really is the essence of the FOUNDATION of the American DREAM, illustrated through the Constitution OPPOSED . . . to COLLECTIVE RIGHTS, which is what a union is all about?
THREE DEAD ISRAELI CHILDREN AND THE LEFT STILL DEBATES:
Obama gave his HOW TRAGIC comments about the three MURDERED Israeli teenage boys with the usual CAVEAT . . . ISRAEL MUST SHOW RESTRAINT in how Israel responds to this attack.
France started with the CAVEAT, and to the best of my knowledge from what I’ve read so far, virtually every country, which had something to say about this OUTRAGE, including the Vatican, couldn’t just say . . . Israel, we’re with you. And do what you have to do to bring the murderers to justice. And make certain that something like this NEVER happens again WITHOUT THE CAVEAT.
JUST TWO LEADERS I KNOW OF GAVE THEIR UNCONDITIONAL SUPPORT TO ISRAEL:
CONSERVATIVE Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper made it clear that he and his government were in his words “SICKENED” by what happened to the three Israel teenage boys with no CAVEAT.
And to my surprise . . . CONSERVATIVE British Prime Minster David Cameron offered his outrage with a closing statement that said . . . Israel – WE ARE WITH YOU, with no CAVEAT.
WHO DO I BLAME FOR THIS BARBARIC OUTRAGE?
I hold the entire LEFT accountable throughout the world, INCLUDING . . . and perhaps ESPECIALLY in Israel for this HEINOUS crime against humanity.
I CANNOT BE ANY CLEARER THAN THIS . . .
When you play with a VIPER . . . it is not IF you will be bitten, it is ONLY when.
And every time a LEFTIST leader makes accommodations with TERRORISTS, MURDERERS and particularly with ISLAMO/FASCISTS, it is not a question of IF they will RAIN Hell upon the people that leader is sworn to protect, it is ONLY when, and how HORRIFIC it will be.
HERE IS MY RESPONSE TO HOW ISRAEL SHOULD DEAL WITH THIS ISSUE:
1 – KILL every single member of HAMAS in Gaza and the West Bank unless they decide to run for safe haven away from Israel, including Gaza and the West Bank. And even then, hunt down and gun-down the leaders.
2 – In the process of HUNTING down members of HAMAS, Israel should NOT worry about collateral damage; let the so-called Palestinian people who celebrate the MURDER of Jews worry about their own safety.
A TWO STATE SOLUTION IS ONLY A VACUOUS DREAM OF THE LEFT:
3 – ANNEX the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) and GAZA as part of GREATER Israel with no TWO STATE SOLUTION, since there never was a TWO STATE SOLUTION.
LET THEM CALL IT APARTHEID . . . WHY SHOULD WE CARE?
4 – END THE INSANITY and give the so-called Palestinian Arabs their own ID Cards WITH NO CHANCE OF CITIZENSHIP, but all rights enjoyed by Israel Citizens, without the RIGHT to ever vote in a National Israeli Election.
HOW MUCH DOES THE WEST NEED ISRAEL?
Obama and the LEFTIST world have made such a mess of things, that the Moslem Middle East is EXPLODING. And if the Islamo/Fascists have their way, they will set-up a Caliphate from North Africa to the Asian Caucuses Mountains. AND THAT WILL ONLY BE FOR STARTERS.
WHEN THIS HAPPENS IF IT IS NOT STOPPED . . . it will endanger the four corners of this planet, militarily and economically, since the Islamo/Fascists will control more than half of the world’s known oil reserves.
AND WHO’S TO STOP THEM:
While I am writing this, the Islamo/Fascists are at the gates of Jordan. They’ve already declared a large SWATH of Arab lands they’ve recently conquered as a SHARIA CALIPHATE, with their SIGHTS on all the aforementioned areas from North Africa to the Caucuses, WITH JORDAN BEING BE AN ENORMOUS PRIZE.
We’ve already seen how FECKLESS Obama is, and how he’s emasculated America’s military ability to police the world. So, who is there to keep the BARBARIANS from CRASHING through the GATES?
Certainly NOT the Jordanians . . . AND DEFINITELY NOT THE UN OR NATO.
ISRAEL IS WHO . . . Israel has already declared without equivocation, they will NOT allow Jordan to fall to the Islamo/Fascists.
Egypt might also survive the Islamo/Fascist onslaught because they’ve declared WAR on the Moslem Brotherhood, and seem to be holding the line. But in an Arab country, the tides change like the blowing sand.
BUT THE BOTTOM-LINE . . . WITHOUT Israel defending the national integrity of Jordan, hence, keeping the Barbarians Beyond-The-Gate, there will be NO ONE to hold back the Islamization of one of the most prolific oil producing regions, plus one of the most strategic areas on the planet.
It seems to me . . . that America voted TWICE for the guy (Obama) who wants to do-in the only country (Israel) that can be the savior of the world as we know it.
And even as I write this . . . The RUSSIANS have already sent Fighter Jets and Pilots to defend Iraq, making America even less RELEVANT and Russia more powerful, which at least to me, kind of puts a damper on our National Celebrations.
In my next editorial, if nothing else comes up, I will write about why I am more convinced now than before NOT to entertain or give the LEFT a platform on Galganov.com
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov