Russia Did What? : One Of Country’s Manufacturers Apparently Going To Sell Fighter Jets To Syria

   In recent months, Syria’s government has become tyrannical, evil, and just plain mean to its people. The Syrian people aren’t taking it though. They are fighting back with everything they have and standing up for freedom. It is a great show of the human spirit, and it is a great thing to see. 

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   Unfortunately, these people have a lot to deal with. They are being beaten, shot, and even allegedly having chemical weapons used against them. All are vulnerable as men, women, and children all are facing the assaults that the government is putting on them.  Assad, the country’s dictator, is being unapologetic about his actions, and it shows that he is a truly evil man.

   With being as evil as he is, you would think that he is short of friends, but it looks like he may have a few friends in high places. This would especially be the case in Russia. Reports have surfaced that a weapons manufacturer in the country is going to be sending Assad some fighter jets for his diabolical purpose. This is just sick, and it shows that we may just have an enemy when it comes to Russia. 

    Russia has sent Syria weapons in the past, but that was before the war broke out in the country. Those weapons, even though they aren’t willing to admit it, are currently being used to attack, and the fact that they are still selling such weapons to Syria has made them complicit in the murder of innocent civilians. They should be ashamed of themselves. After all, I understand that there are financial reasons for their dealings with the rogue dictator, but all the money in the world should not be worth all of the blood that will be on Russia’s hands for aiding Assad in murdering the Syrians who are standing up against him. They should cut off with all ties with Syria immediately, but I highly doubt that they will.

   So what should America do in this situation? We should demand that Russia stops selling the weapons to Syria, and we should tell Assad to stop violating the rights of his people. We need to be a beacon of hope for the world, and this means demanding justice. This doesn’t always mean war (the problem with the Bush administration), but it means trying to help others have the opportunity to experience what we experience as Americans. 

May God Bless America, 

The Generation X Conservative

The IRS Scandal Worsens: Group Now Shown To Have Targeted Groups Who Support Israel

I’ve said it many times before, and I will say it again. Israel is our ally, and we should treat them like the great asset that they are. They are the only nation in the Middle East that supports America and democracy, and they are the only nation that gives us support when we need it. They are, to me, our number one ally in the world, but Obama and his administration don’t seem to understand this fact. This was made even more evident when it was revealed this week that the IRS had targeted groups who support Israel for extra scrutiny during tax time. It had already been revealed in recent weeks that they had targeted Tea Party groups and other conservative organizations, but this is a slap in the face to everyone who stands for democracy. Israel, a democratic stronghold in the  Sharia run Middle East has had our back through thick and thin, and they are a true friend of democracy. The organizations who support them value this fact because they actually care about justice and equality, and they should be rewarded for their support of Israel.

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What do they get as a reward though? They get their taxes scrutinized, their rights violated, and their freedoms taken away simply because the Obama administration supports the terrorist run “state” of Palestine. This just isn’t fair, and it goes to show that Obama has become a rogue leader like none other this country has ever seen. He would love nothing more to enforce his socialist views on this nation, but he is doing these types of shady things because the American people would never let his visions become a reality. While some of you may think that my thinking is a little farfetched, evidence has come out in the last few days that suggest Obama may have had knowledge about the goings on at the IRS. After all, the former head of the organization who was recently fired made over one hundred trips to the White House, and what these trips were exactly for is unknown. To me, I would not be surprised if Obama knew about the targeting of the Tea Party, Pro-Israel groups and other conservative groups for extra scrutiny simply based on his track record of doing such things like boycotting Fox News and other conservative organizations early in his presidency.

It is a sad state of affairs, but it is this nation’s sad reality. Those of us who stand up for traditional values and stand behind our allies have to watch our backs because the current administration is more than happy to violate the Constitution when they disagree with someone. The good news is, we are still willing to stand up and have our voices heard. We are willing to fight back against the injustice that we receive, and we are willing to protect our nation for future generations to come.

May God Bless America,

The Generation X Conservative

Why Michele Bachmann Not Running For Reelection Is A Victory For The Conservative Movemnent

   The conservative movement is evolving swiftly. From more libertarian candidates being favored over social conservatives to minorities such as Marco Rubio and others taking the party by storm, the Republican Party is much different than it was twenty years ago. Yes, there are a few strongholds from the past still in place such as Rick Santorum, Jeb Bush, and good old Michele Bachmann. That was until today. 

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     Earlier today, Bachmann released a video on her website that said she won’t be seeking reelection when 2014 roles around . After nearly losing her last election to a Democratic incumbent, I wasn’t really surprised. That’s not why Michele Bachmann said she was retiring though. In fact, she did not even mention it. While traditional conservatives lamented over Bachmann’s retirement from politics, I am glad to see her go, and here’s why. 

     The conservative movement needs to get rid of the hate. Michele Bachmann stepping down is the first step in doing this. Ms. Bachmann has spent her entire political career using her status to harass, torment, and demean the lives of gays and lesbians. In fact, her district has had one of the highest rates of gay and lesbian suicides in the last few years, and I feel that there is a direct correlation to the hatred and intolerance towards GLBT people that Bachmann displays and these incidents. She is no better than a bully, and I am glad to see her go. 

   Yes, I am a conservative, but I am much different than Michele Bachmann. I am part of a new movement of young conservatives who value freedom, liberty, and fairness for ALL, and I am ashamed of those who use our movement to spew hatred, ignorance, and intolerance. I am not in the minority though. Recent polls have found that Republicans in my generation (20s) support equality for gays and lesbians, and these findings have given me hope that one day our movement will truly be one that is fair and tolerant of all people. 

   In the meantime, we still have a long way to go. Only one active Republican politician, Rob Portman, has come out in favor of gay marriage, and this just isn’t right. Hopefully, more and more people will stand up for tolerance in our party, and this will cause these numbers to grow. This way,we can begin to heal from the wounds left by hateful people like Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum, and a new era of compassionate and friendly conservatives will emerge. 

May God Bless America, 

The Generation X Conservative

Enemy Of The State: Scott Compton, Teacher Who Stomped On American Flag

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    In America, we have been given freedom to express ourselves whatever way we see fit. From saying what we want to protesting when something upsets us, we have been given an extreme privilege that most in other countries would never dream of. Unfortunately, some people take these rights to a whole new level. In some cases, they even trample on the nation that gave them this freedom….and I mean literally. 

     This happened recently in South Carolina when Scott Compton, a high school teacher, trampled on the American flag in front of his class. Students and parents alike were outraged by this behavior, and Mr. Compton was placed on leave. While this may sound like a victory to those of us who respect our nation and its symbols, Compton decided that it was taking his rights away. He filed a suit and took the school district to court. 

    That’s where things took a turn for the worse. The court decided that Scott Compton had his rights violated, and they awarded him a settlement of $85,000. Yes, after he had defiled the flag by stomping on it, they decided to award his bad behavior. It is despicable that they gave him this money, and it shows how our modern society has no morals or respect for the things that we once held sacred. 

    Yes, Scott Compton had the right to stomp on the American flag, but he did not have the right to teach vulnerable teens that it was okay if they did the same thing. Men and women have bled, fought, and died so that we have that flag, and he is belittling and demeaning their service by his actions. He is not better than those terrorist sympathizers in Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Pakistan, and Syria who burn our flag in utter hatred, and he deserves to be fired for what he did. 

    Individuals in the Middle East who do such a thing are considered as enemies of the state by many Americans, and Scott Compton should be categorized under this too. He stomps on our flag then goes and robs our government of money simply because he cannot take responsibility for his actions, and this makes him a truly disgusting individual. The men and women who have bled, lost limbs, and been permanently damaged because they wanted to protect this country should be the ones getting settlements of tens of thousands of dollars, but we give our money to idiots like Compton instead. It is just wrong because, after all, the ones who give me, and millions of other Americans for that matter, are the veterans who risk their lives every day and not enemies of the state like Scott Compton. 

May God Bless America, 

The Generation X Conservative 

Liberal Bias On The College Campus: If You’re Undocumented You Get Special Treatment

     The college campus, the liberal hotbed and teaching grounds of America, is a place where things are not the way they should be. Students are targeted for having morals, convictions, and religion, and most laws are ignored or belittled by professors. Instead, students who have little morals or lack of conviction about anything righteous are considered brilliantly liberal. It’s a sick reality, but it’s what America’s education system has become. 

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    One such area where this is extremely evident is in the admissions and scholarships process when it comes to students who are illegal immigrants. I am only going to use my school as an example, but I am sure that they are not the only institution who deals with their admissions and scholarships process in the same way. After all, secondary education has become overrun by liberals, and they love to reward bad behavior. This is no different. 

       In my situation, my school gives students who are in this country illegally  special treatment by giving them first pick at admissions and scholarship opportunities. I know this because one of my professors came right out and said it one day in class while discussing his views that we should pretty much have open borders. This particular professor stated that the university that I attended sought out students who were here illegally because the university felt they were being discriminated against because conservative schools require such things as a social security card, ID, and proof of residency to attend their institutions (How could they?!). He then went on to say that illegals were given first priority at scholarship opportunities for the same reason. After all, American citizens don’t struggle nearly as hard as illegal immigrants in his eyes. I was shocked when I heard this, but I shouldn’t have been. 

    Liberals have been trying to ensure that their own citizens have to fight harder for what they have for decades now. Recently, states such as Oregon and Maryland have made laws that illegal immigrants can receive instate tuition when students from the state next door have to pay tens of thousands of dollars more each day in order to attend the same university. It is simply unfair, but that’s what liberals want. They want to award illegal activity while punish upstanding citizens. Why? I don’t really know, but it is very disturbing that their thinking is like this. 

    So what can we do to end this insanity though? We need to go back to our roots and protest bills that would allow illegal immigrants to receive instate tuition and take our children out of schools that award this bad behavior. There are schools out there that hold true to our conservative values, and if we give them our money it will send a message that we are behind them. This way, we can try to reclaim a nation that protects and honors its citizens. 

May God Bless America, 

The Generation X Conservative 

Remembering Heroes: The Meaning Of Memorial Day

Like many holidays, Memorial Day has been turned into something it is not. Some say it is the official start of summer while others see it as a day off from work . Many use the holiday to head to the beach or have a backyard barbecue, but that’s not the reason that we celebrate this holiday at all. Those who started it would be disappointed to see what it has turned into, and that’s because the true meaning of Memorial Day is to remember American heroes.

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Millions of men and women have given up their time and their talent so that we could be free. While ordinary Americans went to work at a cozy office, these heroes risked their lives for freedom. They spent countless hours with bullets whizzing past their heads, so that we could sit peacefully in our homes watching the junk that is put in front of us on our televisions. They helped free nations and fight terrorism, risking their lives, while many of us went on with our day to day routines without thinking twice about whether or not we were going to make it through the day alive. Some even lost their lives in the name of freedom without getting any news coverage while our media outlets covered irrelevant people like Lindsay Lohan and Casey Anthony.

These veterans are not the only heroes though. Their families are also to be celebrated today and every day. These brave families spent countless holidays and special events without their loved ones so that we could be free to spend time with ours. Many even had to part with their loved ones after they were killed in battle, and these people still deal with the loss on a day to day basis. We need to get behind these families not today, but every day, so that they realize that their sacrifice is appreciated.

I say all of this to say one thing. Whether you are spending the day at a barbecue or the beach, at home with family or out with friends, or doing other things, remember that today is about celebrating those who have given up their time, talent, and life so that we could be free. Not just today, but every day, remember the veterans and their families who are risking everything for you. So the next time you see a man or woman in uniform when you are out, shake their hand and thank them for all they have done for you.

May God Bless America And Happy Memorial Day,

The Generation X Conservative

Hate To Break It To You Liberals, But That Soldier Who Was Killed In London Proved That Extremist Muslims Still Exist

The liberal media has been on a bit of a blitz to protect Muslims around the world in the last few years. From defending Obama giving up the term “war on terror” to calling those who didn’t want the mosque built at Ground Zero Islamaphobes, the talking heads in the liberal world have been doing a pretty darn job trying to make Americans think that all Muslims are happy, shiny people. Meanwhile, many conservatives in the world of media have been working hard to put the truth out that there are some Muslims who would like to see America destroyed no matter what. This week they had one more instance that occurred that proved that they were right and the liberals that have been spouting false messages are wrong.

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The incident occurred in London, England. A man, who was a soldier in the in the British military, was on his way home from work. That is when he was surrounded by a group of men and brutally beaten. For several minutes, his attackers punched and kicked he was bloody and bruised. Women watching called the police, but it was too late when the authorities arrived. The man, a father and soldier, was dead.

The men who killed him were extremist Muslims. They were seen on video defending their murderous actions, and they said that part of the reasoning for their actions was due to the treatment of Muslims overseas. It just goes to show that while there are peaceful Muslims in the world, Islamist extremists still exist, and they are a serious threat.  They need to be taken seriously, and this incident may help people out there understand this.

Here in America, we have just gotten back up after being kicked down by Muslim extremists who planted bombs at the Boston marathon. There have been arrests in the past of people similar to these individuals who have wanted to harm us, and now maybe we will take these threats seriously now that an attack has been carried out. We are just as vulnerable as any other place to experience an attack my Muslim extremist, and we need to be prepared. If we are not, another deadly event could happen, and I don’t want to see one more American live taken away by Islamists who have no sympathy for empathy for humanity.

So all we can do is pray that the Obama administration takes these threats seriously. The liberal media should also come to some sort of realization that Muslim radicals exist and report the truth to their audiences. The days of being politically correct have cost lives, and they need to go away. That way we can protect the lives of all Americans and other patriots around the world.

May God Bless America,

The Generation X Conservative