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We Choose To Go To the Moon

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Great Presidential Speeches Series – President John F. Kennedy,  gives his ‘Race for Space’ speech at Houston’s Rice University. Texas, September 12, 1962.

I appreciate your president having made me an honorary visiting professor, and I will assure you that my first lecture will be very brief.

I am delighted to be here, and I’m particularly delighted to be here on this occasion.

We meet at a college noted for knowledge, in a city noted for progress, in a state noted for strength, and we stand in need of all three, for we meet in an hour of change and challenge, in a decade of hope and fear, in an age of both knowledge and ignorance. The greater our knowledge increases, the greater our ignorance unfolds.

Despite the striking fact that most of the scientists that the world has ever known are alive and working today, despite the fact that this nation’s own scientific manpower is doubling every 12 years in a rate of growth more than three times that of our population as a whole, despite that, the vast stretches of the unknown and the unanswered and the unfinished still far outstrip our collective comprehension.

President Kennedy gives his 'Race for Space' speech at Houston's Rice University. Texas, September 12, 1962. Photo: Historical/Corbis Via Getty Images

Photo: Historical/Corbis Via Getty Images

No man can fully grasp how far and how fast we have come, but condense, if you will, the 50,000 years of man’s recorded history in a time span of but a half-century. Stated in these terms, we know very little about the first 40 years, except at the end of them advanced man had learned to use the skins of animals to cover them. Then about 10 years ago, under this standard, man emerged from his caves to construct other kinds of shelter. Only five years ago man learned to write and use a cart with wheels. Christianity began less than two years ago. The printing press came this year, and then less than two months ago, during this whole 50-year span of human history, the steam engine provided a new source of power.

This is a breathtaking pace, and such a pace cannot help but create new ills as it dispels old, new ignorance, new problems, new dangers. Surely the opening vistas of space promise high costs and hardships, as well as high reward.

So it is not surprising that some would have us stay where we are a little longer to rest, to wait. But this city of Houston, this state of Texas, this country of the United States was not built by those who waited and rested and wished to look behind them. This country was conquered by those who moved forward — and so will space.

William Bradford, speaking in 1630 of the founding of the Plymouth Bay Colony, said that all great and honorable actions are accompanied with great difficulties, and both must be enterprised and overcome with answerable courage.

If this capsule history of our progress teaches us anything, it is that man, in his quest for knowledge and progress, is determined and cannot be deterred. The exploration of space will go ahead, whether we join in it or not, and it is one of the great adventures of all time, and no nation which expects to be the leader of other nations can expect to stay behind in the race for space.

Those who came before us made certain that this country rode the first waves of the industrial revolutions, the first waves of modern invention, and the first wave of nuclear power, and this generation does not intend to founder in the backwash of the coming age of space. We mean to be a part of it. We mean to lead it. For the eyes of the world now look into space, to the moon and to the planets beyond, and we have vowed that we shall not see it governed by a hostile flag of conquest, but by a banner of freedom and peace. We have vowed that we shall not see space filled with weapons of mass destruction, but with instruments of knowledge and understanding.

Yet the vows of this nation can only be fulfilled if we in this nation are first, and, therefore, we intend to be first. In short, our leadership in science and in industry, our hopes for peace and security, our obligations to ourselves as well as others, all require us to make this effort, to solve these mysteries, to solve them for the good of all men, and to become the world’s leading space-faring nation.

We set sail on this new sea because there is new knowledge to be gained, and new rights to be won, and they must be won and used for the progress of all people. For space science, like nuclear science and all technology, has no conscience of its own. Whether it will become a force for good or ill depends on man, and only if the United States occupies a position of pre-eminence can we help decide whether this new ocean will be a sea of peace or a new, terrifying theater of war. I do not say the we should or will go unprotected against the hostile misuse of space any more than we go unprotected against the hostile use of land or sea, but I do say that space can be explored and mastered without feeding the fires of war, without repeating the mistakes that man has made in extending his writ around this globe of ours.

There is no strife, no prejudice, no national conflict in outer space as yet. Its hazards are hostile to us all. Its conquest deserves the best of all mankind, and its opportunity for peaceful cooperation many never come again. But why, some say, the moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic? Why does Rice play Texas?

We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard. Because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.

It is for these reasons that I regard the decision last year to shift our efforts in space from low to high gear as among the most important decisions that will be made during my incumbency in the office of the Presidency.

In the last 24 hours we have seen facilities now being created for the greatest and most complex exploration in man’s history. We have felt the ground shake and the air shattered by the testing of a Saturn C-1 booster rocket, many times as powerful as the Atlas, which launched John Glenn, generating power equivalent to 10,000 automobiles with their accelerator on the floor. We have seen the site where five F-1 rocket engines, each one as powerful as all eight engines of the Saturn combined, will be clustered together to make the advanced Saturn missile, assembled in a new building to be built at Cape Canaveral as tall as a 48-story structure, as wide as a city block, and as long as two lengths of this field.

Within these last 19 months, at least 45 satellites have circled the earth. Some 40 of them were “made in the United States of America” and they were far more sophisticated and supplied far more knowledge to the people of the world than those of the Soviet Union.

The Mariner spacecraft now on its way to Venus is the most intricate instrument in the history of space science. The accuracy of that shot is comparable to firing a missile from Cape Canaveral and dropping it in this stadium between the 40-yard lines.

Transit satellites are helping our ships at sea to steer a safer course. Tiros satellites have given us unprecedented warnings of hurricanes and storms and will do the same for forest fires and icebergs.

We have had our failures, but so have others, even if they do not admit them. And they may be less public.

To be sure, we are behind, and will be behind for some time in manned flight. But we do not intend to stay behind, and in this decade, we shall make up and move ahead.

The growth of our science and education will be enriched by new knowledge of our universe and environment, by new techniques of learning and mapping and observation, by new tools and computers for industry, medicine, the home as well as the school. Technical institutions such as Rice will reap the harvest of these gains.

And finally, the space effort itself, while still in its infancy, has already created a great number of new companies and tens of thousands of new jobs. Space and related industries are generating new demands in investment and skilled personnel, and this city and this state, and this region, will share greatly in this growth. What was once the furthest outpost on the old frontier of the West will be the furthest outpost on the new frontier of science and space. Houston, your city of Houston, with its Manned Spacecraft Center, will become the heart of a large scientific and engineering community. During the next 5 years, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration expects to double the number of scientists and engineers in this area, to increase its outlays for salaries and expenses to $60 million a year; to invest some $200 million in plant and laboratory facilities; and to direct or contract for new space efforts over $1 billion from this center in this city.

To be sure, all this costs us all a good deal of money. This year’s space budget is three times what it was in January 1961, and it is greater than the space budget of the previous eight years combined. That budget now stands at $5,400 million a year — a staggering sum, though somewhat less than we pay for cigarettes and cigars every year. Space expenditures will soon rise some more, from 40 cents per person per week to more than 50 cents a week for every man, woman and child in the United States, for we have given this program a high national priority — even though I realize that this is in some measure an act of faith and vision, for we do not now know what benefits await us.

But if I were to say, my fellow citizens, that we shall send to the moon, 240,000 miles away from the control station in Houston, a giant rocket more than 300 feet tall, the length of this football field, made of new metal alloys, some of which have not yet been invented, capable of standing heat and stresses several times more than have ever been experienced, fitted together with a precision better than the finest watch, carrying all the equipment needed for propulsion, guidance, control, communications, food and survival, on an untried mission, to an unknown celestial body, and then return it safely to earth, re-entering the atmosphere at speeds of over 25,000 miles per hour, causing heat about half that of the temperature of the sun–almost as hot as it is here today–and do all this, and do it right, and do it first before this decade is out–then we must be bold.

I’m the one who is doing all the work, so we just want you to stay cool for a minute. [laughter]

On Sept. 12, 1962, President John F. Kennedy tells a crowd of about 40,000 at Rice University Stadium in Houston, "We intend to become the world's leading spacefaring nation." Photo: NASA / NASA

Photo: NASA

On Sept. 12, 1962, President John F. Kennedy tells a crowd of about 40,000 at Rice University Stadium in Houston, “We intend to become the world’s leading spacefaring nation.”

However, I think we’re going to do it, and I think that we must pay what needs to be paid. I don’t think we ought to waste any money, but I think we ought to do the job. And this will be done in the decade of the sixties. It may be done while some of you are still here at school at this college and university. It will be done during the terms of office of some of the people who sit here on this platform. But it will be done. And it will be done before the end of this decade.

I am delighted that this university is playing a part in putting a man on the moon as part of a great national effort of the United States of America.

Many years ago the great British explorer George Mallory, who was to die on Mount Everest, was asked why did he want to climb it. He said, “Because it is there.”

Well, space is there, and we’re going to climb it, and the moon and the planets are there, and new hopes for knowledge and peace are there. And, therefore, as we set sail, we ask God’s blessing on the most hazardous and dangerous and greatest adventure on which man has ever embarked.

Thank you.”

Trump’s Grand Coalition

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By BlackJack Pershiing 
@pershingsoldier on Twitter and Parler
Dateline 301558 August 2020                       Missouri Territory
“…they are in a terminal panic in Washington.  They are frightened.  They hear the shouts of the peasants from over the hill.  And they’re comin’! They are comin’ with pitchforks after them!”
Pat Buchanan, 1996
In the end, Pat didn’t get it done.  His insurrection fell flat.  Maybe Pat enjoyed being a smart ass more than sealing the deal.
However.
A billionaire who didn’t need the job secured the presidency with the very peasants Pat spoke of, albeit with a new name – the deplorables.  Four years on, it is happening again with a more diverse and unlikely band of deplorables.  In fact you might call in a Grand Coalition.
Unlike the source of the term, the parliaments of Europe, with multiparty factions that are sometimes sewn together, our Grand Coalition is a coalition of like minded patriots from many divergent groups, parties, races and creeds.  A coalition of those willing to save the republic.  
Who makes up the 2020 Grand Coalition for Trump?
The Forgotten Men and Women: after being sold out by the Bidens, the Obamas, the Bushes and the Clintons, the forgotten rose up.  Many of them with careers cut short as the multinationals they worked for sent their jobs to China and elsewhere.  They knew first hand the casual and dismissive way that they were betrayed.  “Barack Obama, who was and still is very demonic, made anyone who had turned 50 during his administration feel marginalized and discriminated against.” Says a Michigan resident, veteran of the auto industry, and patriot.  You can find her at @Irishyouwell on Twitter.  She hails from a large Irish Catholic family and went for Trump before her republican brothers got there.  She knew and was one of many early adopters.
Republican Voters, many cautious at first: We just didn’t quite know how it would turn out.  Trump admitted he donated to both sides as a business man, had friendly relationships with many democrats, and was known for many other controversies.  Many nervously gave him their vote, because of the malevolence of Hillary.  The outcomes are incontrovertible.  SCOTUS picks, tax cuts, regulatory changes, etc – see the 53rd’s Endorsement of President Trump for more.  We’ve got ourselves Reagan 2.0, modernized to deal with the swamp and the MSM Mudpit.
Black Americans in increasing numbers: #BLEXIT is real.  Ask Leo Terrell aka Leo 2.0, who was sent over to the republican side by the violence and unrest engineered by the Pelosi/Soros/DNC cabal.  At one time this was a small but powerful movement – it is gaining strength, size and momentum as Black Americans rediscover who really freed the slaves and stood for freedom throughout our history: The GOP. We are at the tip of the iceberg this year and the real % of the black vote that goes to the GOP is up for grabs.  This writer asserts minimum 20% with a strong upside possibility.  Trump’s record is clear from the substantial (HBCU support, Prison Reform) to the Inspirational (pardons for Alice Johnson, Jon Ponder) despite MSM efforts to hide it.
Latinos: that’s right, Latinos.  Here is a real quote from a friend of the writer, a Mexican Immigrant (Legal!) and entrepreneur on why he will be voting Trump: “Law & order, Anti-Abortion, Huge Balls and Jobs! and in addition, the wall. I know who comes across the border with and without the help of Coyotes.  Trump was right on this from the beginning and it will help those on both sides of the border be safer.  Finally – he’s helping people get out of prison who maybe were unfairly sentenced.”  You can find him, ‘Very Bad Hombre’ on Twitter at @JoelOro71571807
Boaters: who knew that boat parades were a thing?  They are now.  #KAG2020LandslideVictory
Cubans, Asians, Vietnamese, others escaping socialist/communist hellscapes: Maximo Alvarez, Cuban born business man and speaker at the GOP convention said it best: “I am so grateful to America, the place where I was able to build my American dream through hard work and determination…President Trump knows that the American story was written by people just like you and I, who love our country and take risks to build a future for our families and neighbors. I may be Cuban born, but I am 100-percent American. This is the greatest country in the world. I said this before. I gave away everything I have today, it would not equal 1 percent of what I was given when I came to this great country of ours: The gift of freedom.
Factory Workers: having run successful businesses and having been raised walking construction sites, Donald Trump has an affinity for workers of all kinds.  He relates.  The term ‘blue collar billionaire’ is legit. Here’s how Joe Biden relates to them:

“This is not OK, alright?” the man said, to which Biden replied, “Don’t tell me that, pal, or I’m going to go outside with you, man.”

“You’re working for me, man!” the worker said.

“I’m not working for you,” Biden said. “Don’t be such a horse’s ass.”

That is real exchange between Biden and Jerry Wayne, auto worker from Detroit.  That says enough.  In addition to sending their jobs to China, he doesn’t even respect them personally.  Even when he’s not in the basement, Joe basically sucks.

Freedom Caucus Republicans: it has been a long and painful process but they finally get it.  Many of these types of republicans are well intended and worry about deficits and other matters of principle.  They have netted out in favor of the little guy and now help the President move his agenda.
Grandparents and parents of snowflakes and other assorted dead-enders, malcontents and under-achievers: every time they hear the words “Go home to Mommy!  and she’s voting for Trump!” – they know the Commander in Chief understands their predicament.
Legitimate Democrats, abandoned by the DNC: unreported by the media, 30% of DNC delegates voted against the radical platform of  the party, as espoused by the Squad.  It is easy to infer that upwards of 30% of all democrats are not in favor of the party’s current direction and many of them will vote for Trump out of sense of Patriotism. All of them? no.  But like Black Americans, many will have their ‘red pill’ moment and vote GOP to save the republic.
Gay Americans: ask Brandon Straka who leads the #WalkAway movement.  Some of the gay community is smart enough to know that the Biden/Obama admin let into our country millions of unscreened/unvetted Islamists that believe they should be thrown off buildings.  Many are arming themselves and embracing safety, liberty, freedom and independence over woke/fascist social politics that never end.  Another group that has discovered they are useful pawns for the democrat hate machine.
Never Trumpers, the smart ones: they exist in shrinking numbers: a type of Rockefeller republican worried more about their portfolio than any notions of liberty or freedom.  They have liberal friends and their social standing in urban settings is of utmost importance.  They nod in agreement when points are made about Trump’s boorish behavior.  Many – as many as half – will secretly vote for him due to the excellent returns on their portfolios both before and now after, the pandemic first appeared.  (Related: check out Glen Beck’s recent apology to the Trump family on twitter)  One thing this crowd may be starting to realize is that ‘free trade’ never was.  We opened ourselves up to be raped and pillaged by allies and adversaries alike.  Perhaps they are waking up.
People of Faith: Christians of all stripes have embraced the President – not due to his personal past, but because of his stalwart commitment to religious freedom and life.  He has delivered and is the most pro-life, or pro-afterlife as Sister Deirdre Byrne might say, President in our history.  Jews should be increasingly in the President’s camp – at least the ones who care in the slightest way about their faith and Israel.  We will see in November if they join the Grand Coalition.
Democrat Mayors, the ones that are not dumb: they are starting to emerge and support the president in the open – see Minnesota – 5 democrats and 1 independent have come out in support of the President for the difference he has made in their iron ore mining region.  More to come.
Bikers, Truckers, Lobstermen, Fishermen, Loggers, Steelworkers, Oil Workers: all had their lives and incomes improve under Donald Trump – in most cases by him undoing executive actions from previous administrations that were arbitrary and unfair, and driven by special interests/lobbyists.
Veterans and active duty troops: We know that Trump has fully funded the military for the first time in decades to include pay raises.  We know the VA has gone through it’s first real reform in decades.  ISIS is gone.  Troops will be redeployed or come home from stagnant areas where there are no results.  We know our dead were returned form North Korea.  We know POTUS is not the unstable war monger the MSM painted him as.   He has our backs and does not set troops up for failure
The Digital Army: Trump has unleashed millions of patriots that help win the war against SleepyCreepy Joe and his Woke Dopes every single day: some you may want to follow and check out in addition to yours truly, @PershingSoldier, are: @Irishuwell @thro_e  @PhilosophySeel @The53rdRegiment @abodon_5  @Svitoslav3  @PhillipDenton  @SunshineLK10 @SmithsCoffeepot  @cinco_d_mayo  @DrRick32855962  @Red_Pilled_Day @eyeofseeing  @patriot45Lynn  @groth1945  @CrazyCatRescuer @BardakOrama  @ArmyVet2x @usmc_army
These folks and many others keep it real, keep it funny, and keep it compelling.  Check them out!
We close with a bit more from Michigan resident, @irishyouwell :
 “One of the most charming – yes charming! – characteristics of President Trump is his love of the nickname!  He had me at ‘Bad Eater,’ for fake conservative and 24/7 sour puss, John Kasich.  I have always been a ‘nicknamer!’  And having my parents and both sets of grandparents being native New Yorkers sealed the deal – an instant bond!”
I have to admit I agree wholeheartedly with that assessment.
Welcome to the Grand Coalition!  
BJP

A New Normal

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by Eagle 1

(Perspective from an iGen young American patriot)

America finds itself in arguably one of its more chaotic and troubling time periods since its existence. Recently, the COVID-19 virus is sweeping through the nation and toppling the once strong economy with it, while politicians cannot seem to agree on things as simple as a relief bill to help American citizens. On a grander scale, the past few years have reeked of consistent turmoil that some claim threatens American democracy as we know it. Americans seem to be clashing over things more than ever, while those elected to lead them have acted more like children fighting over a shiny, new action figure. Rather than solving problems, we seem to be insistent on creating more. And there’s a plethora of reasons for that, many which I couldn’t name or think of, which is in itself a problem. As a younger observer of the tire fire that our society has become, I sometimes ask myself, has America always been this way? Have we as a people always been so divided? 

Growing up, I read and heard about the way Americans came together through the tragic events on September 11, 2001. And it has always seemed that for a short time after 9/11, unity prevailed over disunity, compassion prevailed over cruelty, and hope prevailed over despair. Now our country faces another magnificent tragedy, and it seems to be quite the opposite. Divisiveness has swallowed camaraderie, misery has overtaken reassurance, and gloom has crushed exuberance. We the people have gotten in our own way.

The generic hope is that someday, we can return to the “normal.” I pray we never do. What we considered normal just a few months ago was far from it. It was constant fighting, constant criticizing, constant rooting for the failure of others. That is not the “normal” I want to return to. That’s why I hope we, as a country, can use recent circumstances as an opportunity to change the way we conduct ourselves. Let’s create a new, improved “normal.” A normal that cheers for the success of our country rather than party, a normal that applauds bipartisan accomplishments, a normal that doesn’t “cancel” people for a minor mistake they made in their past. A normal that sees people and politicians tie their allegiance to their beliefs rather than their party, a normal that sees people stick together in the best of times and the worst of times despite conflicting beliefs, and a normal that sees people resolve their differences through comprehensive discussion. 

My dad always preached the saying, “the true test of a man’s character is not how he responds when things are going well, but how he responds when things are not going well.” This can be applied to our country and those who inhabit it. After September 2001, we passed that test. Now, we are failing it. 

Let’s seize this opportunity to show that our character is full of perseverance and strength. 

 

Happy Birthday 53rd Regiment

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by Guardian 6               12 January 2020

It has been quite the journey as @the53rdregiment celebrates its four year anniversary today.  We never wavered, we have never lost faith with fellow patriots and we will never quit in defending freedom and pushing back hard against the liberal, hate filled mob. The 53rd Regiment stands with America and we stand with President Trump . We are stronger, wiser and more determined then ever to Be Heard!

This would not have been possible without @PershingSoldier’s contributions and backing. He has taken the tough assignments, articulated verbal combat with the best of them and gone deep behind enemy lines.  @PershingSoldier remains undefeated and like President Trump, he does some of his best work in the mudpit. Simply put, he remains fearless in defense of liberty and the American way of life.

Our work is far from over as we approach the 2020 presidential election. The socialist democrats,  Bernie Sander, Elizabeth Warren and AOC are doing their best to turn American into a shithole. The Fake News (CNN, NY Times, MSNBC and Washington Post) among others continue to work against President Trump partnering with the Democratic Party and  the #DeepState. This can not stand. As President Reagan first stated, “America remains that shiny city on the hill.”

The 53rd Regiment has no association fees and no signed agreements. We simply call all Patriots to defend America against the liberal onslaught of insanity. The 53rd Regiment is your forum to Be Heard!

The 53rd Regiment remains vigilant. #TheResistance and the Russians (one in the same), #MSM, Democratic Socialists, Communists, Antifa and other fringe lefty groups, consider this your notice. The 53rd Regiment will Be Heard!

Guardian 6

 

 

Winning Bigly Index (WBI)

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by Guardian 6   

December 6, 2019   1900  hrs

Undisclosed Location

It is the best of economic times. Many Boomers and the remaining Greatest Generation Americans remember the Depression and the Misery Index (MI). The MI combines inflation and unemployment rates. It wasn’t too long ago that President Obama and his fellow entitled elites were telling Americans that manufacturing and many service jobs were not coming back. That a depressed economy was the new normal.

President Carter’s MI was 21.98%, a shocking number combining double digit inflation and unemployment. Today, in the Trump economy, we have a Winning Bigly Index (WBI) where Americans are experiencing remarkable prosperity on every level. Trump simply gets it and he has worked tirelessly to remove government bureaucracy, create incentives for investment (tax cuts) and get the US out of unfair trade deals while holding China and other countries accountable for their unfair trade practices. America is winning again! Let’s look at some numbers:

  • Unemployment rate: 3.5% (54 year low)
  • Average hourly wage increase for Americans: 3.1%
  • Average family weekly wage increase: 2.8%
  • Inflation: 1.76%
  • Job growth November 2019: 266,000 (54K in manufacturing)
  • Overall job creation during President Trump’s 1st Administration:  6.02 million; 482K manufacturing jobs
  • US Crude Oil Production: Up 33.6%

When using the MI formula in the Trump economy, unemployment and inflation equals 5.26%. There is no misery index in the Trump economy just a big beautiful Winning Bigly Index! Mr. Obama, Donald J. Trump built that!

Looks like the roaring 20’s are upon us for Trump’s second term. Much to celebrate in America as Pelosi, Schiff and the Democratic Party candidates focus on impeachment and socialism. As the greatest economic President in our lifetimes stated during his 2019 State of the Union speech, “America will be never be a socialist country!” Lets Keep America Great! #KAG2020

 

It’s Time for a Distributed Capital of the United States

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By Blackjack Pershing             Missouri Territory

Dateline: November 5th, 2019

“As once, when the armies of the empire were shattered and the strong barbarians poured in upon the soft provincials, so now the fierce weeds pressed in to destroy the pampered nursling’s of man.”
George R. Stewart, Earth Abides

A recent tweet by the 53rd Regiment sparked the idea that it’s time to decentralize the federal government and disperse it throughout the United States.

The above quote from the noted apocalyptic novel Earth Abides, references the ‘pampered nurslings of man’. Is there a better description of denizens of the Beltway than that? Maybe…

Like rats to a dumpster every known form of vermin has now gathered in Washington DC; like the swamp ecosystem that gives it its nickname, DC has its own ecosystem of users, hacks, hangers on, bribers, sycophants, charlatans, and destroyers. Unlike the ticks, fleas, snakes, toads, mosquitos and flies of the real swamp, these vermin do real and lasting damage to our nation.

The 53rd Regiment pointed out recently that even major corporations (not just defense contractors) are moving their HQ’s the DC metro area to get in on the feeding frenzy of special interests and influence building. Even those larger companies who do not have a HQ there, usually have well-staffed teams of lobbyists in the capital.

A distributed model for our federal institutions could be one way to break up the clogged sewer we call Washington DC.

First – what we do NOT mean: this is not a proposal to move the entire capital to the center of the United States. Others have advocated that; we are not. Too expensive, too unrealistic and too dated.

We advocate a gradual move of federal resources throughout the territory of the United States in order to evenly distribute resources, and better keep the population in touch with its institutions.

What stays in DC: the Capitol, the White House, the Pentagon (DOD), the museums and the monuments. Washington DC can remain the historical capital of the nation and the rightful place to memorialize our history. Our elected officials can also live and assemble there.

What can go? Pretty much everything else. Over time. And it would be extremely healthy. Current thinking on the evolution of any large organization is to move toward a distributed model – google Bob Johansen and Leadership Literacies, if you have an interest in the topic. Technology now enables instant communication globally; certainly within the time zones of the United States this is even more attractive.

Think about these possibilities:

· The Department of Homeland Security in the Southwestern US near our largest security issue
· While the Pentagon may stay the Pentagon, US Military assets could be moved throughout the United States. Navy HQ in Hawaii? Philadelphia? Army HQ Ft Bragg, NC? Ft Riley, KS? Air Force HQ one of the coasts? Home of Aviation in Dayton, OH? Future Space Force Command in Cape Canaveral? All Possible – over time. Military deployment and logistical needs should certainly be evaluated.

· Every time a department is to be built, renovated, restructured, etc., it should be moved to another state, systematically and fairly – no one gets too much, and everyone gets some. Much like the electoral college.

· FBI leaves the swamp and goes to crime capital of the US: Chicago; they should be careful once there. Dangerous.

· CIA: leaves the swamp and comes to the heartland, St Louis, MO

· HUD: move it to a well-run city like Charlotte or San Diego learn what works.

· DOJ: great candidate to leave the swamp; send it to the heartland, and in this case make it Jackson, MS

· The VA – a critical agency if ran correctly should move to a much more conscientious town near a large Military Installation; maybe someplace in Kentucky, near Ft’s Knox or Campbell.

· The USDA should naturally be in the farm belt of the nation; upper Midwest feels right.

· The EPA should move to Detroit. Plenty of big messes for them to focus on there. New Jersey a close #2, and we do mean #2, as in #2. Sorry New Jersey.

· Require the congress to rotate its location and meetings through State Capitols several times per year. Make them experience and come to terms with different parts of the United States.

Safety: distributing the federal government assets makes it far more difficult to ‘decapitate’ the United States in a terror attack or even surprise attack from an international competitor. Given the risk level it is surprising that this course of action hasn’t been discussed more openly already.

Readers of the 53rd Regiment: Do you agree? Is this a good way to not only drain, but permanently disrupt the swamp? Weigh in below and be heard!

BJP

Dems Not Fit To Serve – MAGA Rally Time

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by Guardian 6                                        

Dateline 18 May 2019    The Swamp

How much longer do we have to put up with these anti-American forces in Congress and the media? We have to speak up and rally not only the #MAGA base but people who love America and take tremendous pride in our country. The vast majority of Americans now know they’ve been duped for decades as it relates to the economy, trade deals and handouts by the connected in government to keep them in government. Open minded Americans are woke!

Democrats and their extreme members (AOC, Talib and Omar to name a few) are not fit to serve. They are radicals that do not love America. Every opportunity they get to spit on America they take it. They hate the average American, view us as ignorant and prioritize their own agenda and the illegal invasion. Last six months 500,000 illegal immigrants entered the US and who the hell knows where they went … likely a town near you! Think about that, 500,000 illegal immigrants have entered the United States since December 2018 and the Democrats find this acceptable and are on record stating there is no crisis. They are insane and NOT FIT TO Serve! This is the equivalent to the number of people that live in Atlanta, Kansas City or Miami just walking into the US and setting up camp. Outrageous!

This is our country and members in Congress are supposed to represent our interests. The Democrats are remaking America in their progressive image and call us all racists when we object. Hey folks, this is our country, not the lunes in Congress! We need to remember we are in charge. It is bold statement time. Open to suggestions but my thought is a 5 million person MAGA rally in DC and/or in several cities throughout the US simultaneously. We need to get organized for MAGA2020 and shut up and shutdown the radicals.

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Northam Must Resign!

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Editorial Board                    3 February 2019

 

Gov. Ralph Northam has brought great shame upon himself, the Governor’s office and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Northam’s remarks concerning late term and post birth abortion  killing a child after birth is infanticide and horrific. Shortly thereafter Northam’s abortion firestorm, pictures revealing a bigoted past were revealed. The extreme poor judgment he demonstrated callously or jokingly posing in a KKK picture in 1984 while attending medical school has undermined his ability to carry out his duties representing all Virginians.  His ability to lead is permanently compromised as an infanticide proponent and possibly still harboring prejudicial views toward African Americans. He should resign immediately and return to private life to seek amends as appropriate.

Sadly, he ran an add accusing Ed Gillespie and his supporters of being bigots in the fall of 2017.  Now we know he disparaged a good man with his own failings and views. Furthermore, it is not lost on the 53rd Regiment that Governor Northam was also an Army solider; this type of behavior has zero tolerance in the military and will erode troop morale and readiness. Ralph Northam is unfit to lead the Virginia Army & Air National Guard.  We deserve better from our governor, especially after the incidents of Charlottesville only 18 months ago. Governor Northam, resign now!

Something Wicked This Way Comes …

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by Guardian 6

Drugs and addictive narcotics are bucketing through our southern border turning teenagers and young adults into drug addicts. Many communities have rapid heroin epidemics and families and law enforcement is overwhelmed.

Illegal border crossers, not immigrants, are pouring into our country and taking up residency throughout the country causing crime; overtaxing social welfare programs and schools; and democratic politicians are praising sanctuary cities and undermining community safety.

The rule of law is being undermined and corrupted by politicians that are  pitting fellow Americans against each other by labeling us racists, homophobes and xenophobic.

The Deep State continues to wage war against the election of President Trump despite his economic achievements of record low unemployment and foreign policy successes  that include stabilizing Iraq, defeating ISIS in Syria and bringing North Korea to the negotiation table.

The mainstream media (MSM) continues their collective, coordinated and petulant assault against President Trump pushing a false Russian collusion narrative while intentionally not reporting the overwhelming success President Trump has had economically, diplomacy and strengthening our military and alliances through tough love (NATO) and peace through strength (Syria, North Korea and China). 

The Catholic Church is under assault from within. Some priests and clergy (although an extreme minority – 2%) have been systematically preying on their flock, the most innocent among us, children. Church leadership at the highest levels have failed to address these heinous crimes with the seriousness, courage and robust cleansing needed to eliminate this horrific problem.

The Silicon Valley and the Tech Giants, Google and Apple in particular,  are acquiescing to the Chinese government building a censored search engine and removing applications from I-Tunes allowing the Chinese government to limit speech and control state approved messaging and content. Twitter and Facebook are shadow-banning conservative voices and promoting the leftwing agenda in America. 

The Democratic Party and their affiliated tribes (MSM, Teachers Union, Hollywood) would rather “resist” President Trump than move America forward and govern responsibly. 

Something wicked this way comes that is undermining America and her people. It festers out of the swamp and it lusts power. It is evil and dark. It is selfish, joyless and a Trojan horse masquerading with free healthcare, free college and a guaranteed living wage. It removes choices, makes promises driven by fear and promises that cannot be kept. 

Something wicked this way comes but America stands strong when faced with evil; she doesn’t run nor hide. America prays and she fights. It is time to do both. Pray for America to renew herself once again to the Lord and fight the evil forces that are in play undermining our country from within. Fight not with sword but with reason, love and resolve for an American renewal of spirit.  

America’s Promise: Bring the MIA Home

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by Guardian 6            

Dateline August 13th, 2018

While the media continues to focus on less than serious news to undermine President Trump and his administration, there is a tremendous achievement as it relates to North Korea that is somewhere between under reported and not reported by the Main Stream Media. President Trump has gotten Chairman Kim Jung Un to not only release three American hostages held by the state as a precondition to the Singapore Summit, but North Korea has honored part its commitment to begin repatriating the remains of Americans killed in the Korean War. Sixty Five years later, the North Koreans have returned what is believed to be 55 sets of American remains. Forensic examination is still needed but this is a significant achievement by the Trump Administration to honor America’s promise to their troops never leaving a fallen soldier behind. 

I will always place the mission first.
I will never accept defeat.
I will never quit.
I will never leave a fallen comrade.

America’s families are not only owed a debt of gratitude for their sacrifice, they deserve our full measure to bring home the fallen. This is one more promise that President Trump has kept personally involving himself in the request of North Korea to repatriate our fallen. There is much more work to be done here as there are over 7700 Americans missing in the Korean War with the majority of them believed to have fallen in North Korea territory. 

The Trump Administration needs to keep the pressure on the North Koreans to repatriate all our missing troops while President Trump works to get Kim Jung Un to denuclearize. While we applaud this first good faith measure by the North Koreans, they must do more to bring all our troops home. America’s families deserve this closure.