Another Liberal Fails History

Written by David DiCrescenzo on . Posted in Guest Articles

Publisher's note:  Another triumph by Tim Dunkin.  Whether you agree with him or not, his very fair and to the point arguments point out the flawed rhetoric of yet another America hating, leftist that has the unmitigated gall to call herself a journalist.  Please read along as Tim takes this woman downtown with a strong dose of reality.

Tim Dunkin:  A friend recently sent out a link to an article in the Greensboro (NC) News and Record, in which a left-wing columnist by the name of Susan Ladd decries the notion of American exceptionalism.  To her, the idea that the United States of America is better than anyone else, or has even been a positive force for good in world history, is “hypocritical” and just plain wrong.  She is appalled that people would protest against the recent revisions of the AP History curriculum, a revision which was developed by left-wing activists and which leaves out large chunks of actual American history.  To her, these criticisms of the new standards are tantamount to “ethnocentrism” and indicate that we “think we’re better than everyone else.” Keep in mind that this is in response to criticisms of an “American” history course that omits mention of D-Day and Bunker Hill – two pivotal episodes upon which two major and defining events in our history turned.  That is what she’s upset about being criticized.  Incomplete, one sided, inadequately covered, purposefully slanted activism being taught as “history.”  

From reading her article, it is readily apparent that the author is not only a left-wing agitator, but a rather unoriginal one at that.  The litany of sins from America’s past which she lists are nothing new.  Neither are her rather inadequate examples from recent current events that she relies upon to prove that America is still following her terribly errant ways.  Logical errors abound through the article.  It’s surprising that a major regional newspaper would have published it, on the grounds of professionalism alone.  

However, they did, and so it falls to me to address it.  

I’ll begin by noting that the whole premise of her article rests on a straw man argument.  Essentially, the whole article seeks to “refute” her non-existent opponents who propose that there are no black marks at all on American history.  However, nobody to my knowledge, not even those who have been criticizing the AP History curriculum, has argued against it on the grounds that negative aspects of American history are mentioned.  The criticism centers upon the contentions that only negative facts about our history are mentioned, and that (as mentioned above) many pivotal and positive aspects of our history seem to have been purposefully omitted.  In other words, the AP presentation is one-sided and unfair, as well as simply being poor history and factually specious.  

Obviously there are black marks in American history, just as there are in everyone else’s.  Nobody denies this.  Nobody that I know of claims that Americans are a race of irreproachable colossi, striding upon the earth as gods among mortal men.  But when you actually stop to look at these marks – as we will the ones that Mizz Ladd lists – one would be hard pressed to find how these make us worse than anyone else.  At the very worst, these marks would only make us as bad as pretty much everyone else in history (but, as we will see, they don’t even do that).  So let us look at them in order.

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If an Atheist Kills Some Muslims over a Parking Space, Why is it Still My Fault?

Written by Tim Dunkin on . Posted in Guest Articles

Publisher's note:  Once again, Tim Dunkin has broken down a situation, which the left is trying to no avail to twist into something it isn't, into bite sized, understandable sections.  

In this excellent article Tim navigates us through some of the facts of the recent school shooting of three muslim students by an avowed atheist, proving it had nothing to do with the religion of the victims, and everything to do with a deranged man over a parking space.

Tim Dunkin:  By now, the reader has surely heard about the murder last week of three Muslim students at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill by Craig Stephen Hicks, a local resident.  Because the killer is a gun-owning white male with a rather unshaven appearance, the immediate assumption made before the facts of the case began to come out, even by many conservatives, was that Hicks must be a right-wing Christian Tea Partier who killed the students because they were Muslim.  The reason for this assumption is because this is the “narrative” that the news media have trained Americans to follow, even though this narrative has little actual history to substantiate it.

As it turns out, the assumption was completely wrong, in just about every way possible.

Rather than killing the students over their religion, Hicks appears to have killed them as the culmination of a long-standing dispute over a parking space at their apartment complex (not that this is any better a reason, of course).  Further, far from being either a right-winger or a Christian or a Tea Partier, Hicks is an atheist who hates all religion and who is a staunch supporter of feminism and gay rights.  Among the “likes” on his Facebook page were the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the Huffington Post, and a whole bevy of radical atheistic websites.  He hated all religion, and if Hicks had been the type to go on a shooting rampage against religious people, it’s just as likely that he’d have tried to shoot up a church as shoot his Muslim neighbors.  

So the left-wing narrative went right out the window.

In a reasonable society, we’d have all simply accepted the facts on the ground, condemned Hicks as the vile murderer that he is, and gone on with our lives.  Unfortunately, our society – of at least the left-leaning half of it – is not reasonable.

Despite the well-established facts that Hicks is an anti-theist and that he killed them over a parking space, the rabid, wacko Left and their allies in the radical Islamic movement continue desperately…Desperately…DESPERATELY to try to find some way to spin this story back in a “right-wing Islamophobia” direction.  For example, CAIR included a statement in its response to the murders,

“Based on the brutal nature of this crime, the past anti-religion statements of the alleged perpetrator, the religious attire of two of the victims, and the rising anti-Muslim rhetoric in American society, we urge state and federal law enforcement authorities to quickly address speculation of a possible bias motive in this case…”

Because killing someone over a parking space is all about murdering them for their religion, rather than because you’re such a sorry excuse for a human being that you think killing someone over a parking space is a reasonable alternative in your dispute.  

Chapel Hill’s reliably nutty representative in the House, David Price (D-NC), issued a reliably nutty statement about the “serious barriers to mutual acceptance” caused by “intolerance and hatred that divide our society.”  Dr. Mohammed Abu-Salba, the father of one of the slain students (who, incidentally, leads a mosque that was raided by the FBI for a plot to kill US Marines), continues to shamelessly exploit his daughter’s death by blathering on about how the US media are “bombarding every American every day with news about what they call Islamic terrorism, none of which is Islamic at all…they are really preparing people [sic] such tragedies and triggering them and provoking them.” Yet, these same media, when they touch this story at all, continue to downplay the actual facts about the story, and try to cast it as a case of “Islamophobia” gone wild.  Run-of-the-mill left-wing twits all over social media opined that even though there’s not any evidence for it, we just “know” that Hicks acted out of “toxic hatred” and “intolerance.”   Click below to continue...

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Nation of terror protests killing in US?!

Written by David DiCrescenzo on . Posted in Guest Articles

Publisher’s note:  Once again my friend Dawn Ellen has merged some very well considered thoughts with her keyboard and arrived at the following commentary.  I will let the truth of what she has to say speak for itself.

Dawn Ellen:  In Doha, Qatar, several thousand people marched to express their anger over the killing of three Moslem students in the US last week who as they put it were ‘murdered by white neighbor’. They were appealing for ‘protection against hate crimes’ for the tens of thousands of fellow Moslems studying in the U.S.

You just have to sit back and laugh….Qatar is the international sponsor of terrorism which funds ISIS, Taliban, and Hamas! Where is their ‘anger and ‘marches’ over the victims of 9/11, the Boston bombing, those slaughtered at Fort Hood? There has been nothing but dead silence. Protection? No one here in the U.S. is hunting down Moslems. Moslems have the personal ‘Islamic appeasing protection’ of the Obama administration.

The “Institute of Islamic Learning” Al-Azhar based in Cairo called the student murders a ‘cowardly terrorist act’ and said they are ‘deeply concerned’ that ‘racism and Islamophobia’ are responsible for the murders. 

Three Moslem students are murdered over a parking space and suddenly the Islamic communities cry ‘terrorism’? When have these Moslem organizations used the word ‘terrorism’ for any of the 25,120 attacks worldwide since 9/11 in the name of allah? Where is their outrage or tears when Kuffar are slaughtered by Moslems? Here we go again with the racism word. Moslems are not a race they follow a ‘religion’. I am tired of the ‘Islamophobia fairytale’. It’s Kuffarphobia.

The 57-nation ‘Organization of Islamic Cooperation’ said they are ‘deeply concerned’ about “rising anti-Moslem sentiments and Islamophobic acts” in America.

Anti- Moslem sentiment? That never happened after 9/11 when 3,000 Americans were slaughtered by Moslems, so why would it start now? Moslems get a ‘free pass’ here in America. They are protected, appeased and coddled. In fact, they are given ‘special treatments’ not allowed for other ‘religions’. Look, there are no beatings, hangings, stonings, burnings, rapes or murders of Moslems in the U.S., (except of course for the ‘Honor Killings’ by Moslems). Let’s stop the nonsense. Moslems have been living in complete safety here. Kuffar on the other hand are living with the knowledge that they are targets of Islamic terrorism here in America and across the globe!

If we don’t get a handle on the Islamic propaganda and quash it, we will suffer the consequences. I refuse to lose my country to Islamification. Moslems do not need to take over America all they need to do is convince the majority of citizens that Islam is peaceful, moderate, that Jesus was a ‘mere prophet’ and ‘allah’ is the same as Jehovah. This dangerous propaganda is being accepted by countless Americans. Please keep speaking out and sharing the facts. Silence is submission. I refuse to submit.

I am free and will remain free.

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Under-achievement...the new normal

Written by Sybele Capezzutti on . Posted in Guest Articles

Publisher’s note:  I have been blessed to meet a number of really brilliant people via social media.  Sybele Capezzutti is one of those.  She is a hard working single mother who is at once very down to earth, intelligent, talented, and drop dead gorgeous.

In this very brief and to the point commentary, she lays out in no uncertain terms how we have become a society that applauds mediocrity and ignores the extraordinary.  

I couldn’t have said it better myself. 

Sybele Capezzutti:  As someone that tries to always be informed about what is going on in the World in and in our Country I find myself constantly wondering how some things got to the point they are now…

We currently have 46 million people collecting government assistance, lack of skilled labor, college graduates without any critical thinking skills, an astonishing lack of work ethics, we’re fighting a war using minimal effort to win, corruption and misconduct in government agencies go unpunished, bogus unemployment numbers, the lowest workforce participation rate since 1978, and the list goes on.

It was not until something happened in my personal work environment that I realized that every one of these problems were somehow related to one basic flaw in our society, amazingly this is a flaw that was created on purpose, calculated, planned, promoted and exercised, until it became the new normal.

So here we are we’ve successfully embraced a culture of underachievement!

We’ve started with our education system by eliminating competition, everyone deserves a medal just for participating and the “no child left behind” program incentivizes teachers to pass a student that has not performed as needed. Then we’ve lowered the standards for everything else, military enlistment, background checks to work for government agencies, what kind of immigrants to welcome into our society, and let’s not forget what in my humble opinion has done the most damage… the victimization of certain groups of people, therefore removing personal responsibility and giving them an unfair advantage over the ones who actually want to succeed by their own merit. Overall our government has created an overgenerous reinsurance policy for underachieving people. What I find baffling is how most people fail to see that achievement is directly related to dignity or lack thereof. 

As a woman, an immigrant and single mother, I’ve never felt the need to claim the victim status which would have been promptly handed to me if I wanted it, but I was not raised to be an underachiever, nor do I understand why anyone would embrace that mentality or even impose it on our future generations!

We have a serious problem in our Nation, one that needs to be dealt with before we become a third World Country, and trust me, that is exactly the direction we are going if we continue to have low expectations from our Citizens. Being raised in a third World Country myself I can tell you that the victim status and low expectation in terms of performance is exactly what generates a people that will vote their way into servitude in exchange for what they believe are free “offerings” from their handlers.

It’s time we start rewarding exceptional performance instead of punishing it, it’s time we stop seeing some people as victims and allow them to excel on their own merit, it’s time we stop incentivizing laziness and lack of ambition, it’s time we stop rewarding underachievement, it’s time we remember what built this Country and made it exceptional, it’s time we welcome success back into our society!

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Liberty Taken For Granted Is Liberty Lost

Written by David DiCrescenzo on . Posted in Guest Articles

Publisher’s note:  I had the privilege of meeting John C. Nix last weekend during the Tea Party Convention in SC.  In the brief article that follows, John discusses several of the ways that our government is systematically tearing away at the fabric of our culture by implementing programs that circumvent the Constitution.  

John C. Nix is one of a growing number of grassroots activists in America, and is not one to sit still and watch things happen.  

Among his many accomplishments John has been a guest contributor to the Kinston Free Press since 2008.  He posts daily YouTube videos at "John Nix & The Daily News Fix" in which he expresses a constitutionally conservative view on current political events.  He currently serves as Chairman, Kinston Utilities Advisory Committee; Vice-Chair, Kinston Planning Board; member, NCGOP Executive Committee; member, Republican Liberty Caucus of  North Carolina; President, CSS Neuse Foundation.

He may be reached by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We at The Patriots Press thank him for allowing us to share this with our readers.  

John C. Nix:  Liberty Taken For Granted Is Liberty Lost

"It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong".  This quote by Voltaire, a Frenchman whose real name was François-Marie Arouet, speaks to the dangers of challenging an entrenched overreaching government while her citizens gradually lose liberty.  An example comes in the form of an unconstitutional mandated tax called the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare which infringes on every citizen's liberty.  This is government forcing you to live the way it thinks you should.  The federal government can fine or tax citizens for not complying with the mandate.  

Even if you agree that everyone should have the right to medical insurance, the Affordable Care Act is a socialist model, an obtrusive assault on individual liberty and a fiscal disaster.  Living off the backs of others is a sure way to bring America to her knees.

Another intrusion to individual liberty is the Common Core curriculum for public schools.  As many parents are finding out, these federal curriculum standards impose revisionist history on students and puts a kibosh on critical thinking while focusing on the collective.  It promotes blind acceptance of an unchallenged curriculum with many parents now questioning its effectiveness.  Common Core is another attempt at government control over the minions.  Many states have challenged the idea but will lose federal dollars by rejecting Common Core in part or in whole.  Do your own research and be sure to watch how the lure of federal dollars entraps the minds of our elected officials and their moral integrity in their decision-making.  

The Constitution affords us many rights but special interest groups are constantly attacking those rights.  Designed to protect against a rogue government, our constitution affords us the second amendment, "...the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."  But each state sets their own provisions as to who can own a gun, where it may be used, how it must be transported and so on.  Reciprocity for concealed carry is still an issue when traveling through or to different states.  The right to protect my family from imminent danger is one granted by God, not man and my liberty to do so shall not be infringed upon or limited.

What about religion?  The second amendment protects the first amendment which, in part, guarantees our right to worship freely.  We are founded on Judeo-Christian principles.  What does that have to do with liberty you ask?  Our Constitution is the supreme law of the land.  Unless it is further amended, an outside group, ideology or entity has no authority to engage in a separate form of government or judicial system.  Islamic law has no place in this country, though Muslims are instructed in their Quran or holy book to spread Islam throughout the land and push out all other religions.  Islam is an ideology, not a religion.  Islamic Sharia law, which the French have allowed to infiltrate, will put the western free world in further danger if allowed.  The French have left themselves open to "creeping Sharia" by caving in to Islamic demands.  French citizens allowed the government to determine what God-given rights they could keep.  In Paris this past week we saw unarmed police being brutally murdered along with innocent citizens.  Only the terrorists had weapons.  As Americans, we must covet our liberty by protecting our constitutional rights or they will be no more.  We cannot "COEXIST" with an ideology that kills for no good reason.

What can we do? We can support and elect those representatives whom will closely adhere to Constitutional principles.  We can begin in own communities by serving on a local board or commission.  If not for complacency, the many vacant volunteer seats would be filled.  Government won't run on autopilot and your elected officials need oversight, like it or not.  If you have blind faith in your elected representatives to spend your tax dollars wisely and stand watch over your liberties then you shouldn't complain when your taxes increase, your land is taken by eminent domain, and paramilitary police are knocking on your door for a random search of your home.  It's just that simple. 

"We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a featherbed." ~ Thomas Jefferson

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