Dark America....a poem

Written by Ryan Byrd on . Posted in Guest Articles

Publisher’s note:  There is hope for American youth.  I frequently come across different articles and thoughts from readers, and as far as I can remember, this is the first piece of poetry I’ve ever had grace the pages of The Patriots Press.  

The author, Ryan Byrd, is a 26 year old native of South Florida and is a true Patriot.  He is an aspiring writer with many passions who has overcome many obstacles in his lifetime and always tries to find the good where there seems to be none.  

He is a very insightful young man who loves America and obviously has a firm grasp of what is going on in our nation and the world.  Writing straight from the heart, he makes the reader think of what we so easily might forget with all the stuff going on all the time.  

I offer my sincere thanks to Ryan for sharing this with me so that I can share it with my readers.

Ryan Byrd:  Dark America...

It's not the men in suits, then who?  The higher ups, it's always a cover up.

Saying it’s controversial, I say what's constitutional.  What's educational when a system is broken, when the voices aren't spoken? 

Like a puppet on a string, the national anthem we can't sing.

We can't pray, say what we wanna say, it won't end today.  We will keep living forever, even in a dark America.

The soldiers can't breathe, we fall to our knees.  We want to believe that there are patriots that stay true to the steadfast glory of the red, white, and blue.

The debt, the body count…they all rise with the White House of lies.

Our pride might be broken, but we will not be shaken.

We will still move forward and onward.

In a dark America we still live forever.

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Betrayed...again and again! Billy and Karen Vaughn speak out.

Written by David DiCrescenzo on . Posted in Guest Articles

Publisher’s note:  Because of an immense national and personal tragedy for them, I have over the past couple of years been blessed to meet and become acquainted with Billy and Karen Vaughn.  While I love them dearly and always will, I so wish that I never had the 'opportunity’ to meet them and that they and their beautiful family could have simply gone on with their former wonderfully normal, happy, and inconspicuous lives.

But that wasn’t to be because on August 6, 2011, their son Aaron and 37 other souls were set up like sitting ducks and sent on a critical mission in what amounts to a flying school bus without air or ground support, and they were shot down by what has been loosely described as a "lucky” shot with an RPG, (Rocket Propelled Grenade).  It actually would have been a "lucky” shot if the normal, proper, high-tech, fast moving equipment was used and they had been granted normal, and very much requested air support with suppressive fire; however hitting such a huge, slow moving, heavily laden target with a very powerful 'small arm’ at such relatively close range, with all the time in the world to take aim would be like falling out of a boat and hitting the water for anyone else.

It was because of that horror caused by the absolute, deliberate ineptness of the most criminal and treasonous administration in our nation’s history that I met Billy and Karen.  Thankfully and by the Grace of God, they have been able to muster the strength and put aside their anguished grief enough to travel and tell their story, which speaks for so many others, in a variety of venues.  The letter below, which says it all and appeared in World Tribune on 8/27/2014 was written by the Vaughns in response to the recent, vile murder of James Foley by our latest and most virulent enemy to date which was spawned in large part by Barack Obama’s complete lack of leadership in all matters.

May God continue to comfort and bless Billy and Karen and their family as they share their vitally important message.

Billy and Karen Vaughn:

After finally choosing to view the barbaric, on-camera beheading by ISIS of freelance war correspondent James Foley, I have been left with a level of rage known only to those of us who have sacrificed unspeakable offerings on the altar of world peace.

My offering was my only son — Aaron Carson Vaughn. Aaron was a member of SEAL Team VI. He was killed in action when a CH47D Chinook, carrying thirty Americans and eight Afghans was shot down in the Tangi River Valley of Afghanistan on Aug. 6, 2011.

Many times over the past three years, I have been asked what drove my son to choose his particular career. What made him want to be a Navy SEAL? My answer is simple.

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Why are American Jews so anti-Jew?

Written by Gail Appel on . Posted in Guest Articles

Publisher’s note:  Among my other sources of informative and insightful content are friends I have made along the way on the various Social Media outlets.  They are a diverse group and they make for an amazing cross section of ideas and perspectives.  

Gail Appel is one of the best examples of that.  Being a conservative Jew, she is a rare commodity and is as bright and articulate as she is drop dead gorgeous.  In her very brief synopsis, Gail offers a great answer to a question that boggles the minds of non-Jewish conservatives everywhere.

Gail Appel:  The answer to the six year question, “Gail, what the hell is wrong with your people (Jews)?” I finally have the answer. Most of us were brought up to believe that we were hated by Christians. We had never really heard of Islam. Because we were not welcomed with open arms into the Country Club sector. I used to wonder why, albeit I never really cared .This abject idiotic mentality was exacerbated by not reaching out beyond our insular community. We did ourselves an extreme injustice.

My mother remarried a Conservative Jew who was totally outside the boxed in mindset. Last year I posited that the anti-Semitism was likely based upon partisan ideology and he answered, “You know, I never really thought of it that way". Subsequently, I became fascinated by the Republican support of American ideals and Israel. My stepfather was the first to realize the impending Christian genocide.

Last night, I surfed the net regarding Billy Graham and anti-Semitism. I mean, he was the poster child for Jew hating, right? WRONG ! He was a staunch Zionist and a dear friend and supporter of Golda Meir. Leftist Jews and the liberal media were seen as supporters of Communism. Most of us were too stupid to see the leftist agenda. Too many are still blind. So I ask my isolated by lack of curiosity supposed brethren, how is that socialist thing working out for you? The Israel bashing and support of the people who despise you? Are you blind to what is happening in neo-nazi Europe? The Jews fleeing to Israel as they are forced to evacuate? And if Israel succumbs, indeed, you will have been the architects of your own demise.

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The horror of abortion and the holocaust

Written by Jesus Alaniz on . Posted in Guest Articles

Publisher’s note:  Once again, our friend Mr. Jesus Alaniz has delivered an excellent discussion on a hot topic.  In very clear, concise terms, Jesus compares the horror of abortion and the politicians that heartlessly justify it for personal gain against those who stood tall against the Nazis while they murdered of millions of Jews during the Holocaust.

Jesus Alaniz:  Speak up for the unborn…

I’m vexed by the politicians who attempt to justify the murder of innocents to buy votes from that "choice” demographic.  Abortion a "social issue”?  I suppose if a home invader can be classified as "part of the family.”  If rape and incest be the instruments for its preservation I would then suggest that America has a rape and incest problem.  "Her body, her choice.”  Is it her 'choice’ when 'he’ demands that she either gets an abortion or he leaves?  Privacy?  It is if my tax dollars aren’t used to fund this heinous act.  I often wonder what the world thinks of us when they see these places and wonder if future generations will ever look at them as they look at Bełżec, Dachau, or Auschwitz. Will they ask "Why didn’t they speak out?”  Will we use the excuse "the law was the law at the time” to justify our silence?  

Oskar Schindler took great risks to save 1,200 Jews from death in concentration camps. German and anti-Nazi theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer was hung to death just two weeks before the allies liberated the camp where he was held prisoner. Among his crimes was his refusal to write religious propaganda justifying the horrendous and murderous acts of the Third Reich.  It was Bonhoeffer who warned “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless.  Not to speak is to speak.  Not to act is to act.”  

Then there’s theologian & Pastor Martin Niemöller another anti-Nazi and outspoken critic of Adolf Hitler who also criticized German intellectuals for remaining silent on the Nazi’s atrocities.  It was Niemöller who said, "First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out - Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out - Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out - Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me - and there was no one left to speak for me.”  Niemöller spent seven years in a Nazi prison before the Reich collapsed.

There are those who say that I should surrender any idea of having a political career for taking such a strong position on the subject.  John 15: 18-19, (NIV) reads "If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.  If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own.  As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.”

Our nation and the world need more Jefferson’s, Henry’s, Adams’, Schindler’s, Bonhoeffer’s and Niemöller’s and less political intellectuals who deem the killing of the unborn or infanticide as just another "demographic.”  I do not support pro-choice candidates and will speak for the unborn with the hopes that someday they will speak for me if needed and if they haven’t been aborted.     

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Memorial Day...something to consider

Written by Rodica Novak on . Posted in Guest Articles

Publisher’s note:  Rodica Novak escaped Romania many years ago to find the American Dream.  She is a Patriot and fears that America is on the verge of becoming what she left behind so long ago.  

She had some thoughts she wanted to share, and while I did need to do just a little editing, I didn’t touch the essence of what she wants us to know.  Because many of us, myself included, that have never known anything other than the relative cake walk that America is, don’t really have a grasp on what life is like in so many places.  I cannot thank her enough for sharing her heartfelt beliefs as we begin this very solemn weekend of reflection.

Rodica Novak:  My thoughts are about the VA scandal.  In 1980 I came to America legally from a communist country.  I was born in Bucharest, Romania in 1949 and came here to escape from the communist regime…I came here for Freedom!

Freedom is the most important reason why the people like me come to America…freedom!  I work, I pay taxes, I became an American Citizen, and I love this Country very much.  I do know the history of America, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. In the past 5 years we have seen a very bitter regime rise up against America, its people, and the very freedoms that so many have fought and died for, and so many refugees still long to get to. 

Let me tell you something, Obama cannot do what he is doing by himself, just as Ceausescu in Romania did not do everything by himself; I call this regime foreign even though many of them are American born.  What is happening today is unacceptable for me. 

America is the land of freedom and everybody wants to come here because of that.  So the question is why do our own Leaders want to give America away?  Monday is Memorial Day and while we have many problems, we have two recent situations unfolding that we need to consider.  The VA scandal is the worst because it affects the men and women we are gathering around the country to remember. 

Let me tell you about military care in communism for a moment; the military hospitals are the best in the Country of Romania.  I know because I was working for the Romanian Airport and it was under military control. I got sick and I have to have a surgery once and they saved my life.  All of the communist countries have the best food and care for their military, and the reason for that is a big difference between the American military and theirs.

The American Military swear an oath to the US Constitution and to protect the country from all enemies, both foreign and domestic.  The communist military take the oath to protect the regime and especially the tyrant in charge of it.  This is a huge difference between these two forms of government and the allegiances.  

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