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Morals Without Religion?

December 11, 2012

Morals Without Religion?

I do know people who state that they are not religious, but who seem to follow a decent and beneficial moral code.

Therefore, I must conclude that moral behavior can exist without religion.

However, for many reasons, I judge that moral activity without a religious influence is a great deal more difficult to inculcate in our youth.

A socioculture such as ours should not demand that citizens embrace a religion. But it can encourage and extol the many benefits of religion.

To a greater degree than any time in our history, America’s judicial and political systems are now hostile to religion. This is now easily observed to a greater degree than at any time in our history. Therefore, America is also now more hostile to religiously-based moral conduct than at any time in its history.

All of this is easily understood by those who chose to look, and then think about what they see.

VTM, 12/11/12

Founder's Quote Daily

“In such a performance you may lay the foundation of national happiness only in religion, not by leaving it doubtful “whether morals can exist without it,” but by asserting that without religion morals are the effects of causes as purely physical as pleasant breezes and fruitful seasons.” –Benjamin Rush, letter to John Adams, 1811

“Why Can’t We Be Treated The Same?”

December 9, 2012

“Why Can’t We Be Treated The Same?”

This quote is taken from a Drudge Report found on my cell phone, 12/9/12.  It is a man’s response to questions while in a hospital after a “free” kidney transplant. 

The hospital agreed to cover the expense of the transplant (I.e., pass it along to others who will pay).  It was reported that someone else will have to assist him to cover the expense of around $10,000 every year, for the rest of his life, for the medicines needed to maintain the health of his kidneys.

This fortunate man opined: “Why can’t we be treated the same”….”Health care should be a human right, not a privilege. At least give us a chance to fight for our lives with dignity.”

You might think that this is another heart-warming story of the miracles of modern medicine and one American’s dream of living a long and fulfilling life.

But for some of us, this feel-good story ends with the stunning revelation that the man with the new free kidney transplant is an illegal alien in America. 

This man’s  dreams of “everyone being treated the same” appear to be predicated on the assumption that everyone who can illegally steal their way into America, is also entitled to steal other goods and services earned by the legal citizens of America. An America, over 16 trillion dollars in debt , now increasing taxes on a shrinking proportion of its productive population to barely sustain itself.

If you embrace a liberal/progressive world view , this may still sound like a warm-hearted humanitarian dream.

Even a staunch conservative might resonate to such a kind-hearted thought; but only for a few fleeting seconds. Then they will be slammed into confrontation with a very harsh and immutable reality.

It is estimated that there are approximately 7.5 billion people on earth!

Is America supposed to open its borders to all citizens who suffer among this vast and far-flung population? The countless needy could not fit within our borders. 

Could America send its goods and services to everywhere in the world where they are needed? We would quickly be left with no goods and services for our own citizens.

Do you really think that the citizens of America (approaching 315 million) can extend care to all of the billions of citizens of the world in need?

Sir Winston Churchill once said: The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries”. (Referenced in Michael E. Newton’s book: The Path to Tyranny, p.140).

Taken one step further, the trading of the inherent vice of capitalism for the inherent virtue of socialism is tantamount to the greatest of vices: Suicide for all!

Wake-Up America!

VTM, 12/9/12


Was Samual Williams Referencing Gay Marriage?

December 7, 2012

Was Samual Williams Referencing Gay Marriage?

Founder's Quote Daily

“It is not necessary to enumerate the many advantages, that arise from this custom of early marriages. They comprehend all the society can receive from this source; from the preservation, and increase of the human race. Every thing useful and beneficial to man, seems to be connected with obedience to the laws of his nature, the inclinations, the duties, and the happiness of individuals, resolve themselves into customs and habits, favourable, in the highest degree, to society. In no case is this more apparent, than in the customs of nations respecting marriage.” –Samuel Williams, The Natural and Civil History of Vermont, 1794

Frankly, the title of my blog is preposterous!

The idea of homosexual marriage would have been as unthinkable to Samuel Williams and his cohort, as it should be to our own.

 In America, homosexuals are at liberty (for better or worse, I judge worse) to form legal partnerships. Homosexuals may call such partnerships whatever they wish… with one exception. We should not allow them to conscript the title, marriage, from traditional heterosexual unions.

Among other things, sociocultures are constructed of words and their meanings. The word marriage, along with its sacred meaning and symbolism, has formed the foundation of our American culture from its very beginning.

To let the homosexual radical political-action groups force America to frame homosexual partnerships as “marriages” will forever destroy the historical and religious meaning of this word.

If we allow this to happen, it will be another major victory among  the many successful contemporary assaults, by radical liberal/progressive/humanists, upon America’s traditional Judeo/Christian traditions and religions…… 

Another nail in America’s coffin.

VTM, 12/7/12

Law Abiding Citizens, Guns and Liberty

November 29, 2012

Law Abiding Citizens, Guns and Liberty

As some of my readers may recall, in my youth I served on a nuclear fleet ballistic missile submarine. At that time I concluded that the preservation of America and its citizen’s liberties were worth defending with lethal force, if need be. The  USS Ethan Allen, SSBN 608, had 16 missiles, each with multiple nuclear warheads trained on Russia during the cold war. Every single man on my submarine was ready to unleash total devastation on any country that moved to destroy America.

Therefore, you should not have to wonder what I think about the defense of myself, my  family, law-abiding citizens, or the United States of America that protects our individual liberties.

I have not spoken much about guns on my blog, and I see no reason to carry-on about this growing issue, when others present my views very articulately.

To make matters very damn clear, I am in very strong support of the following article. I dearly hope you will  read it.

VTM, 11/29/12

Ineptocracy (in-ep-toc’-ra-cy)

November 16, 2012

Ineptocracy (in-ep-toc’-ra-cy)

An old friend sent me a picture of a tee-shirt, now being sold on the Internet. The tee-shirt illustrates a little bit of the psychology of humor and it powerfully illustrates a cultural design that, like the DoDo Bird was, is unquestionably doomed to extinction.

Historically speaking, this tee-shirt illustrates what is well-known by most educated people. Democracies are doomed by their strong tendencies for voters to vote themselves largess. This phenomenon is “the tyranny of the majority”.

What many of us feared, and was for-shadowed by modern trends, was the ability of a tyrannical majority, and other well-placed counter-revolutionaries, to destroy America’s Constitutional Republic.

But now, back to the tee-shirt…It is as funny as it is tragic.

Things funny often occur (or are presented) in an unexpected way or moment…and what is presented is the truth about something that is a common experience, and sometimes it is a very important experience.

A different genre of humor sometimes occurs when, in the face of tragedy, people can be observed to use humor to defray their intense stress. This humor is sometimes called “black humor”.

With regard to coining the new word, ineptocracy, and placing it on a tee-shirt, it is representative of both forms of humor.

More importantly it tells the truth about America’s new socioculture of blatant and unabashed dependency upon the Federal Government for security and material subsistence.

Once the reader is over the chuckle that this tee-shirt elicits, the terror of the truth contained of its message sets in.

Do not miss-out on this rare opportunity to elicit laughter, terrify, and then motivate others to do the right thing…all in one fell-swoop.

After-all, there are other elections to come!

See this amazing tee-shirt at the URL below.

VTM, 11/16/12

Thanks to Lee Hornack for showing me this great tee-shirt. Yes, I intend to buy mine soon.

November 5, 2012

Founder's Quote Daily

“[T]o preserve … independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude.” –Thomas Jefferson, 1816

Thomas Jefferson knew human nature like few ever do.  World history has validated his statement before his life-span and to this day.

VTM, 11/5/12

President and Mrs. Obama’s Stance on Partial Birth Abortions

October 24, 2012

President and Mrs. Obama’s Stance on Partial Birth Abortions

Just plain wrong on so many issues.

VTM, 10/24/12

Calling All Military Veterans

October 19, 2012

I will admit that I cannot prove the authenticity of this open letter to Veteran’s. However, the following words represent my feelings and judgments very well.

Therefore, as a proud vetran of the U.S. Navy Submarine Service, I could not help but forward this to any who will read my blog.

I thank my dear sub-mate Howard Hawkins for sending this to me.

VTM, 10/19/12

RICK MARTIN, MASTER CHIEF PETTY OFFICER, UNITED STATES NAVY (RETIRED) Ronald B  Williams, Master Chief Petty Officer, United State Navy, Retired Tommy D. Tucker, Sgt, First Class, United States Army, Retired.

Calling All Military Veterans

  An unknown song writer once wrote these words: “A veteran is a
man or woman who at one point in their life wrote a blank check payable up to and including their life.” The check was payable to the people of the United
States of America and to make sure we were not misunderstood we took an oath that said “I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States
against all enemies, foreign and domestic…”

   Now, we have fought our wars against foreign enemies, but we still have that blank check and that oath that we have never given up. I am therefore calling on my comrades in arms and fellow veterans to go into battle again and defend our nation and our Constitution on the political battlefield. There are over 21 million veterans in this country and this election is another fight that we must win if we are to see our nation

  We have a President of the United States who is openly hostile to
the Constitution. He has stated that if Congress does not pass the legislation
he wants he will do it by issuing executive orders, and he continuously does
just that, despite the fact that it violates the Constitution. He is
destroying the balance of power that is one of the mainstays of our

  When you combine that with the fact that he has appointed
some 45 Czars without the required approval of the Senate, gone to war in Libya without Congressional approval, and signaled that he is planning to sign and implement United Nations treaties without submitting them to the Senate for ratification, it is clear that he is establishing a de facto dictatorship.

  There are many articles detailing the Obama administration’s all-out assault on individual liberties in this county, particularly those enshrined in the Bill of Rights. Whether you look at freedom of speech and religion, the right to keep and bear arms, the right to due process of law, or any of our other basic rights, the President seems intent on restricting them or abolishing them all together.

  In addition, Obama has put us in a position where our nation is
no longer respected around the world. He continues to apologize to our enemies and ignore or insult our friends. He still refuses to acknowledge the dangers of radical Islam and Sharia law and is putting the safety of every American at risk. We all know that the murder of 13 soldiers at Fort Hood was not workplace violence, but an act of terrorism, and the murder of our Ambassador and three other brave Americans in Libya on 9/11 was not a spontaneous reaction to a video on You Tube. It’s time that we let the President know that we are not stupid.

  As veterans, we must also be aware of what is happening to our
military. Obama is cutting the size of our military and stopping the production of the weapons and equipment needed by our personnel to effectively defend us and stay alive while doing so. He is stripping the military of a key component for many of its members, their faith in God. He sees ” political correctness ” as more important than giving our men and women in the service the same freedom of religion that they are fighting to defend. Now, we are learning that under Obamacare the President is mandating that our military members, veterans and their families pay much more for their medical care. However, civilian employees of the Department of  Defense who happen to be union members will not see any increase in their costs for the same benefits.

   As I have watched the progression of the Obama Presidency it has become clear that his agenda is not what I took an oath to protect. I did not take an oath of allegiance to defend socialism, or any other form of dictatorship, and I certainly did not take an oath to take away the Constitutional rights of my fellow Americans. Obama took the same type of oath I did, but he seems to have no problem violating it. I cannot and will not accept that.

  Therefore, I am calling on my fellow veterans to join me in stepping up to the plate once again, and not only voting to retire Obama on November 6, 2012 and to retire members of the House and Senate who do not support the Constitution, but to get other Veterans to do the same. If we lose this time we may never have another chance.

Teach American History and Values!

October 19, 2012

Founder's Quote Daily

“I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power.” –Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Charles Jarvis, 1820


VTM, 10/1912

An Analysis of Our Narcissistic Personality Disordered President Obama

October 14, 2012

An Analysis of Our Narcissistic Personality Disordered President Obama

As a psychologist, I endorse the following analysis of President Obama’s narcissistic personality.

Personality tests are mandated for police officers and firefighters, justified by the fact that matters of life and death are entrusted to their judgements and actions.

How could it ever be less so with the office of the Presidency of the United States?

To be sure, we have had some American Presidents with crippling personality disorders that damaged their performance and embarrassed and harmed us all. But, never before have we been so grievously harmed as we have by President Obama Never before has our socioculture faced absolute “transformation” (read destruction) at the hands of one man and pupetmasters and minions.

What follows is not a short presentation. But, if you will listen to Sam Vakinin, Ph.D., (author of Malignant Self-Love), you will learn a great deal about one of the most destructive personality disorders known to psychology. A destructive force which now resides in the personage of the most powerful man in the world: President Barack Obama.

I have published other information on this destructive personality disorder named narcissism. I hope you will search for more information on that topic on my blog site.

I recommend that psychological personality evaluations become an integral part of America’s screening/vetting process for all of our political representative. Greatly more than others, “matters of life and death are entrusted to their judgements and actions”.

V. Thomas Mawhinney Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Psychology

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