Fifteen Years Ago The World Changed Forever...

Written by David DiCrescenzo on . Posted in Op-Ed

For me and many others, tomorrow, September 11, 2016 will recall the horror of the day fifteen years ago when nineteen Islamic terrorists filled with hate and bloodlust flew suicide missions at the behest of their Al Queda leader into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a failed attempt that crashed into a remote field in Pennsylvania.

For any American old enough for cognizant memory at the time, it is a day and a moment one cannot forget; when time stood still and we were all witness to the very depths of evil unfolding right in front of us in real time on the news media everywhere.  

Around the country, and in a lot of places around the world, buildings started to immediately close down and businesses sent employees home with the admonition to be careful and safe.  Schools also closed as frantic parents rushed to pick up their children to hold them and perhaps try to explain the madness they were seeing and hearing about.  No one knew what else might be coming, the entire Air Traffic Control function in the US shut down and as a result, much of the other world air traffic ground to a screeching halt.  All planes in the air within or approaching US airspace; be they commercial or private, were ordered to land at the nearest airport and wait for the clearance that would ultimately take many days.  The skies completely emptied and except for the military, no planes could arrive or depart from any airport anywhere.  Any pilot that might have attempted to ignore that order would have certainly been rightly subject to being shot down.  

I was in my office just south of Boston when the first plane hit and I remember thinking that maybe it was some sort of freak accident reminiscent of the time a plane hit the Empire State Building.  By the time I rationalized my thinking to the weather conditions present during that incident and the time of day when it occurred against the picture perfect day we were having, the second plane struck, and I realized like the rest of America that we were under attack and at war.  Certainly, whoever did it was at war with us.  I called home to wake up my son, explained that we were at war, and to turn on the television.

During the rest of the day, we all witnessed people jumping to their deaths rather than face the flames and having no way out.  Confusion reigned and it seemed that all at once we were hearing about other planes on the way to other places, we watched the towers fall, heard the subsequent recordings of the NYFD and NYPD calls of which many would become last words.  We heard the eerie sound of all the downed firefighter alarms going off; and we didn’t even have a moment to catch our breath before the third plane crashed into the Pentagon, with yet another not responding and being tracked. 

New York area hospitals geared up expecting countless injuries and deaths.  In the end, the death toll was just shy of 3000 and the injured, while numerous, were not as many as initially expected; which many owed to the relatively early hour of the attacks.  Had the planes struck the WTC perhaps even a half hour or so later, the death and injury toll would likely have been exponentially more, as many more would have reported for work by then.

In the ensuing days, weeks, and months after the attack, we watched as the area, which was treated as a crime scene, was sifted through bit by bit in the search for remains of the deceased and parts of the planes.  

We watched as previous strangers worked together, hand to hand, to clean up the often putrid mess, and we heard the usual endless bloviating of politicians as to the remedy.  To this day, the death toll related to this cowardly attack rises.  Every time I hear of a firefighter, police officer, or civilian finally succumbing to maladies contracted as a result of that day, I cannot help but get very choked up with the now familiar deeply painful emotion of that day.

As I reflect on what has taken place since then, it is stunning to me that only seven years after these attacks we elected a man to the highest office in the land whose very name sounds like one of the hijackers.  Not only that, but true to form, he has treasonously behaved in a manner which has directly aided and abetted the sort of people who committed the act since the day he took office.  

Sadly, with only a matter of weeks away from the most important, and depending upon the outcome, quite possibly the final election in our nation’s history; an election that will decide the fate and future of America, we are dangerously close to continuing this legacy of treason in the person of Hillary Clinton.

While no leader can completely protect us from attack, we will collectively rise to a new level of insanity if we choose a woman who has already demonstrated a total lack of respect for our military and police, has treated our classified secrets with gross criminal negligence, turned her back on our people in Benghazi, and with open arms would import hundreds of thousands of the same people who attacked us into our midst. 

We have a clear choice America.  We maybe survive or we completely collapse in November.

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Concerning Gary Johnson...

Written by David DiCrescenzo on . Posted in Op-Ed

I know a guy named Ryan, it isn’t necessary to use his last name because this is not so much directed at him as it is an open letter to everyone who, like him, is considering casting a vote for Gary Johnson.  

Look, all you “Ryans,” I get it; you can’t stand the other two candidates so I’ll only elaborate a little on each of them because you already know why you can’t stand them.  However, you are too smart not to recognize that one of them IS going to be the next POTUS.  

Also please consider that one of them has been on a major crime spree for decades and has been virtually raping our system of government; she represents everything that is wrong about America and everything that can and will get worse about America.  

Under her presidency, the entire judicial system would face an irreversible swing to the left; because it isn’t just the SCOTUS that would be affected, it is all the other Federal Judgeships she would appoint.  The radical legislating from the bench would far outlive her presidency and her life, and the US Constitution would be reduced to a no longer relevant, quaint old document.

Under her presidency, all of the people, foreign and domestic, that she has taken donations from through her foundation would be given free rein to do as they please.

Under her presidency, our military will complete its already rapid decline, our outrageous ROE would continue to get our men and women in uniform killed, our cities will become havens for countless thousands of the very people, disguised as “refugees” who want to do us great harm.  

Under her presidency, with the help of her judicial appointments, your right and ability to protect yourself from those “refugees” and other criminals who won’t obey her anti-gun agenda could very well be stripped away.  And I can imagine a “Clinton America” where our police would themselves be disarmed. 

Under her presidency, her egregious carelessness as witnessed by her national security damaging handling of emails so secret that they cannot even be presented to the open Congressional panel investigating her, will find us at the mercy of enemies who are already circling like vultures.  Make no mistake, she put all of the “Ryans,” and all of their children and families in grave danger; grave danger that has yet to really be manifested by enemies who have access to what was contained in those emails, and they are merely waiting for the right moment and opportunity to strike.     

Under her presidency, all of the failed policies of the current administration and more will not only continue, they will be expanded.

Under her presidency, taxes would increase to unparralelled levels, and the middle class, made up of a lot of “Ryans” would completely disappear. 

I could go on and on, but I think you all get the picture. 

On the other hand we have a very successful, if narcissistic, sometimes brash businessman who tells it like it is whether the listener and the “party” like it or not.

Under his presidency, the hands of our military will be untied and our enemies will once again think twice before attacking us.

Under his presidency, our borders will become much less porous; not overnight, but rapidly and permanently.

Under his presidency, the rule of law will return and criminals, very likely including people like his opponent, will be prosecuted.

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Presidential Candidates And The 2nd Amendment...

Written by David DiCrescenzo on . Posted in Op-Ed

So everyone on the left, and even some on the right, are in an uproar over a comment that Donald Trump made regarding the 2nd Amendment.  As always, the Clinton biased media is twisting his words, this time to suggest he was somehow inciting violence.

In case you haven’t heard what he had to say; this is the quote: "By the way, and if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don't know."

Was it perhaps not the best way to get gun owners out to vote..?  I dare say yes, but not because of what he said, only how open to misinterpretation it was to those with an anti-Trump agenda.  Certainly, no law abiding citizen that owns a firearm should consider voting for her, and there are absolutely enough people who understand the 2nd Amendment and what it was designed for that will turn out in large numbers to vote against a woman, and by extension her husband, who have done everything in their power to undermine the 2nd Amendment and the rest of the Constitution.

I also find it amazing that the media focuses so much attention on some of Mr. Trump’s comments and so little on Mrs. Clinton’s antics.  While he certainly can be a bit mouthy and obnoxious, he has never left anyone to die, or put every American in dire risk by handling classified emails in an unsecured manner.  Nor has he committed any crimes that I am aware of, while she has been on an almost fifty year crime spree with among other things, a string of dead bodies so long, they should name a casket model or cemetery after her.

Don’t be deceived, the petty attacks on Mr. Trump are merely a distraction from the growing evidence and scandals surrounding Hillary Clinton, and her crimes must become the focus of this, the most important election in our history.  The same people who say he is "dangerous" give the current POTUS a pass on many acts of treason and Mrs. Clinton a pass on multiple crimes. 

By the way, I hope things never escalate to the level of an armed revolt, but I talk to people and hear things, and I believe that any astute observer of public sentiment should be able to recognize that there is a lot of hostility brewing and people are very unhappy with the way our leaders run roughshod over We the People.  The same kind of hostility that our Founders experienced, and the reason they inserted the 2nd Amendment in the Bill of Rights.  

The 2nd Amendment had nothing to do with hunting and had everything to do with ending tyranny. For anyone that doesn’t understand that; I would suggest having a look at the Federalist Papers which essentially is a detailed series of articles and essays written by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison explaining the reasons for the different parts of the Constitution.  

It’s too bad they stopped teaching that “Constitutional Manual” to our children, because certainly very few elected officials read or apply it.  Wake up America, and look Up.

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America at 240...

Written by David DiCrescenzo on . Posted in Op-Ed

On Monday, most Americans will gather on beaches, at back yard BBQs, water front venues like NYC, the Esplanade in Boston; downtown Nashville, Washington D.C., and thousands of other cities and towns across this great land to celebrate the 240th anniversary of the day when fifty-six of the arguably bravest men in the history of the world drew a line in the sand and said enough is enough.  

For years our Founders and countless thousands of other men and women had been gathering in mostly smaller groups in places like churches, parks, private homes, the back rooms of taverns, and any number of various locations to discuss the increasing tyranny of British rule.  Much like today’s Patriots, they rallied and protested in front of government offices and were met with nothing but more severity; more taxes, more rules and regulations, and more tyranny.

So they painstakingly put their list of grievances on paper and after agreeing that the document did indeed include the major points of contention, those fifty-six brave men affixed their signatures and thereby with full knowledge of the ramifications of doing so, instantly made themselves enemies of the most powerful nation in the world at that time.  That document, The Declaration of Independence, was their concise notice to the King of England that they would no longer be subjected to his rule and they were effectively an independent nation.

From what I can tell, the contents of the Declaration are not taught in schools anymore; certainly not in its entirety.  However, I suggest that everyone, especially the “millennials,” read it over a few times; it isn’t very long and the average reader should be able to go through and comprehend it in about twenty minutes.  What one will find is that just about everything our founders were upset enough to “pledge their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor” for is now being wrought upon We the People by the new government they subsequently formed after defeating the British.  The only real difference is that they listed twenty-seven grievances, and we are faced with many, many more than that.

Our Founders were brilliant men and after the war with England they constructed our baseline laws in the form of the U.S. Constitution, which is another document that isn’t taught in our schools anymore.  The first ten amendments, also known as the Bill of Rights, made it very clear how serious they were that the new federal government of the United States should never become a tyranny.  That Bill of Rights ensured that We the People would not become the servants of the government by virtue of building in our absolute, God given right to defend ourselves from such a government with the 2nd Amendment.

The excerpt below from the Declaration explains in no uncertain terms that they understood what needed to be done to any government that would subjugate it citizens:

“…That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”

Let that excerpt sink in; because while the celebrating and fireworks will be going on, so will the continued growth of the new tyranny we face; the new tyranny we yet again need to decide what to do about.  The voting booths have been rendered useless and if we hesitate to follow in the footsteps of our Founders, this could very well be one of America’s last birthdays.

I’ll leave it with this quote from one of those Founders; probably the most intelligent of the group, and the third President of the United States.

“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”  Thomas Jefferson

Stay safe and vigilant America.   

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An Open Letter To Senator Bill Nelson

Written by David DiCrescenzo on . Posted in Op-Ed

I am in receipt of your canned constituent letter and have several issues to address.

First and foremost, blaming the gun and claiming this was an attack on gay people or any other special interest group is a dangerous diversion from the real reason for that attack and so many other attacks by people like Mr. Mateen. Simply put; gay or not, and born in America or not; this man committed an act of terror in the name of Islam.  If you listened to the reports and witnesses, you would know that he was yelling “allahu akbar” during the shooting; he claimed allegiance to isis on the phone to the police, and the list of evidence goes on and on.  Yet, you and POTUS, and many other agenda driven “leaders” refuse to acknowledge this.  Had he said he was doing so in the name of Christ or Israel, you and the rest would have gladly accepted that notion.

Senator, this situation fits a saying I use a lot these days when discussing this horrific subject; “if it walks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it’s probably a Muslim.”  Now before you and anyone else gets your underwear all bunched up over that comment, not for a moment am I suggesting that all Muslims are jihad minded; however at the end of the day, this young man was one of an ever growing, countless number of young Muslims whose sole purpose has become the destruction of the west.  You know it, I know it, and anyone else with half a brain knows it.  

You and so many of your comrades in the House and Senate must stop your insane, politically 'incorrect’ game of Russian Roulette.  Instead of marching in lockstep with your leader, you need to remove the scales from your eyes and recognize the very real threat we face from this scourge.  Let me remind you that the first and most important job of any government is to protect its citizens.  The gun store owner in Orlando who didn’t sell him anything did in fact do everything he was supposed to do, AND contacted the authorities to alert them weeks before.  You and I both know that nothing was done because the shooter was a Muslim and the authorities were afraid to appear to be profiling.  

You and I also both know that a jihadi like Mr. Mateen isn’t real fussy about the method used.  Had he not been able to purchase a gun, he could have gone to any local hardware store and acquired everything he would have needed to build a bomb in his kitchen sink.  And given his “solidarity” with the Tsarnaev brothers of the Boston Marathon bombing infamy, he no doubt would have.  

The real question you and the rest in DC should be asking is why the hell was he or anyone like him ever taken off the FBI watch list in the first place…?!  Scarier still, you and they are opening the floodgates to “refugees” that will allow God only knows how many more such animals in to create havoc.

Your description of the weapon is typically absurd.  Except in the minds of those who share your political leanings and thinking, there is no such thing as an “assault weapon.”  That is a made up term used to scare uniformed people into believing the anti-gun agenda of most in your party and too many in the opposing party.  As you know, he did not use an AR-15 as you assert.  By the way Senator, the “AR” does not stand for “assault rifle,” or anything like that; it stands for “Armalite Rifle.”  You should know that; you’re welcome. 

Finally, you suggest that: “But having a system in place that alerts the FBI if someone they once investigated is suddenly trying to purchase multiple…”   Senator, has it escaped your notice that while your queen isn’t trying to buy anything, she IS CURRENTLY UNDER INVESTIGATION by the FBI and is constantly surrounded by the same types of weapons you would deny We the People access to…?!  I might add, given that she has accepted huge donations from terror supporting nations, I would suggest that not only should she never be allowed to be around guns, she also shouldn’t be allowed to run for the highest office in the land.  

Maybe you and your cronies should think about that Senator…!

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