The Foundational Patriot

Welcome to The Foundational Patriot!! Hopefully, this will be a place of open discussion about the United States of America. As well as, the threats that it faces from without and from within. While not every point of view will be agreed with, all will be accepted. All topics are open to discussion. But, you are expected to be respectful of others that visit here. Thank You for visiting, now let's have fun.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

How Does Mexico Handle Immigration?

As the immigration debate heats up again because of Arizona's new law, we have this from Mexico's President.

Well, let's look at Mexico's Glass House,

As contained in J. Michael Weller report Mexico's Glass House:How the Mexican constitution treats foreign residents, workers and naturalized citizens.

This is a summary of what Mexico's Constitution says about Immigrants, Foreign Visitors and Naturalized Citizens in Mexico.

In brief, the Mexican Constitution states that:
• Immigrants and foreign visitors are banned from public political discourse.
• Immigrants and foreigners are denied certain basic property rights.
• Immigrants are denied equal employment rights.
• Immigrants and naturalized citizens will never be treated as real Mexican citizens.
• Immigrants and naturalized citizens are not to be trusted in public service.
• Immigrants and naturalized citizens may never become members of the clergy.
• Private citizens may make citizens arrests of lawbreakers (i.e., illegal immigrants)
and hand them to the authorities.
• Immigrants may be expelled from Mexico for any reason and without due process.

The last two are the most interesting given the Mexican President's comments.

• Private citizens may make citizens arrests of lawbreakers (i.e., illegal immigrants)
and hand them to the authorities.
• Immigrants may be expelled from Mexico for any reason and without due process.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Kitty Werthmann

What I am about to tell you is something you've probably never heard or will ever read in history books.

I believe that I am an eyewitness to history. I cannot tell you that Hitler took Austria by tanks and guns; it would distort history. We elected him by a landslide - 98% of the vote. I've never read that in any American publications. Everyone thinks that Hitler just rolled in with his tanks and took Austria by force.
In 1938, Austria was in deep Depression. Nearly one-third of our work force was unemployed. We had 25% inflation and 25% bank loan interest rates.
Farmers and business people were declaring bankruptcy daily. Young people were going from house to house begging for food. Not that they didn't want to work; there simply weren't any jobs. My mother was a Christian woman and believed in helping people in need. Every day we cooked a big kettle of soup and baked bread to feed those poor, hungry people - about 30 daily.
The Communist Party and the National Socialist Party were fighting each other. Blocks and blocks of cities like Vienna, Linz, and Graz were destroyed. The people became desperate and petitioned the government to let them decide what kind of government they wanted.
We looked to our neighbor on the north, Germany, where Hitler had been in power since 1933. We had been told that they didn't have unemployment or crime, and they had a high standard of living. Nothing was ever said about persecution of any group -- Jewish or otherwise. We were led to believe that everyone was happy. We wanted the same way of life in Austria. We were promised that a vote for Hitler would mean the end of unemployment and help for the family.
Hitler also said that businesses would be assisted, and farmers would get their farms back. Ninety-eight percent of the population voted to annex Austria to Germany and have Hitler for our ruler.
We were overjoyed, and for three days we danced in the streets and had candlelight parades. The new government opened up big field kitchens and everyone was fed.
After the election, German officials were appointed, and like a miracle, we suddenly had law and order. Three or four weeks later, everyone was employed. The government made sure that a lot of work was created through the Public Work Service.
Hitler decided we should have equal rights for women. Before this, it was a custom that married Austrian women did not work outside the home. An able-bodied husband would be looked down on if he couldn't support his family. Many women in the teaching profession were elated that they could retain the jobs they previously had been required to give up for marriage.
Hitler Targets Education -
Eliminates Religious Instruction for Children:
Our education was nationalized. I attended a very good public school. The population was predominantly Catholic, so we had religion in our schools. The day we elected Hitler (March 13, 1938), I walked into my school room to find the crucifix replaced by Hitler's picture hanging next to a Nazi flag. Our teacher, a very devout woman, stood up and told the class we wouldn't pray or have religion any-more. Instead, we sang "Deutschland, Deutschland, Uber Alles," and had physical education.
Sunday became National Youth Day with compulsory attendance. Parents were not pleased about the sudden change in curriculum. They were told that if they did not send us, they would receive a stiff letter of warning the first time. The second time they would be fined the equivalent of $300, and the third time they would be subject to jail.
The first two hours consisted of political indoctrination. The rest of the day we had sports. As time went along, we loved it. Oh, we had so much fun and got our sports equipment free. We would go home and gleefully tell our parents about the wonderful time we had.
My mother was very unhappy. When the next term started, she took me out of public school and put me in a convent. I told her she couldn't do that and she told me that someday when I grew up, I would be grateful. There was a very good curriculum, but hardly any fun - no sports, and no political indoctrination. I hated it at first but felt I could tolerate it. Every once in a while, on holidays, I went home. I would go back to my old friends and ask what was going on and what they were doing. Their loose lifestyle was very alarming to me. They lived without religion. By that time unwed mothers were glorified for having a baby for Hitler. It seemed strange to me that our society changed so suddenly. As time went along, I realized what a great deed my mother did so that I wasn't exposed to that kind of humanistic philosophy.
Equal Rights Hits Home:
In 1939, the war started and a food bank was established. All food was rationed and could only be purchased using food stamps. At the same time, a full-employment law was passed which meant if you didn't work, you didn't get a ration card, and if you didn't have a card, you starved to death. Women who stayed home to raise their families didn't have any marketable skills and often had to take jobs more suited for men.
Soon after this, the draft was implemented. It was compulsory for young people, male and female, to give one year to the labor corps. During the day, the girls worked on the farms, and at night they returned to their barracks for military training just like the boys. They were trained to be anti-aircraft gunners and participated in the signal corps. After the labor corps, they were not discharged but were used in the front lines.
When I go back to Austria to visit my family and friends, most of these women are emotional cripples because they just were not equipped to handle the horrors of combat.
Three months before I turned 18, I was severely injured in an air raid attack. I nearly had a leg amputated, so I was spared having to go into the labor corps and into military service.
Hitler Restructured the Family Through Daycare:
When the mothers had to go out into the work force, the government immediately established child care centers. You could take your children ages 4 weeks to school age and leave them there around-the-clock, 7 days a week, under the total care of the government.
The state raised a whole generation of children. There were no motherly women to take care of the children, just people highly trained in child psychology. By this time, no one talked about equal rights. We knew we had been had.
Health Care and Small Business Suffer Under Government Controls:
Before Hitler, we had very good medical care. Many American doctors trained at the University of Vienna. After Hitler, health care was socialized, free for everyone. Doctors were salaried by the government. The problem was, since it was free, the people were going to the doctors for everything. When the good doctor arrived at his office at 8 a.m., 40 people were already waiting and, at the same time, the hospitals were full. If you needed elective surgery, you had to wait a year or two for your turn.
There was no money for research as it was poured into socialized medicine. Research at the medical schools literally stopped, so the best doctors left Austria and emigrated to other countries.
As for healthcare, our tax rates went up to 80% of our income. Newlyweds immediately received a $1,000 loan from the government to establish a household. We had big programs for families. All day care and education were free. High schools were taken over by the govern-ment and college tuition was subsidized.
Everyone was entitled to free handouts, such as food stamps, clothing, and housing. We had another agency designed to monitor business. My brother-in-law owned a restaurant that had square tables. Government officials told him he had to replace them with round tables because people might bump themselves on the corners. Then they said he had to have additional bathroom facilities. It was just a small dairy business with a snack bar. He couldn't meet all the demands. Soon, he went out of business. If the government owned the large businesses and not many small ones existed, it could be in control.
We had consumer protection. We were told how to shop & what to buy. Free enterprise was essentially abolished. We had a planning agency specially designed for farmers. The agents would go to the farms, count the live-stock, then tell the farmers what to produce, and how to produce it.
"Mercy Killing" Redefined:
In 1944, I was a student teacher in a small village in the Alps. The villagers were surrounded by mountain passes which, in the winter, were closed off with snow, causing people to be isolated. So people intermarried and offspring were sometimes retarded. When I arrived, I was told there were 15 mentally retarded adults, but they were all useful and did good manual work. I knew one, named Vincent, very well. He was a janitor of the school.
One day I looked out the window and saw Vincent and others getting into a van. I asked my superior where they were going. She said to an institution where the State Health Department would teach them a trade, and to read and write. The families were required to sign papers with a little clause that they could not visit for 6 months. They were told visits would interfere with the program and might cause homesickness.
Time passed. Letters started to dribble back saying these people died a natural, merciful death. The villagers were not fooled. We suspected what was happening. Those people left in excellent physical health and all died within 6 months. We called this euthanasia.
The Final Steps - Gun Laws:
Next came gun registration.. People were getting injured by guns. Hitler said that the real way to catch criminals (we still had a few) was by matching serial numbers on guns. Most citizens were law abiding and dutifully marched to the police station to register their firearms. Not long afterwards, the police said
it was best for everyone to turn in their guns. The authorities already knew who had them, so it was futile not to comply voluntarily.
No more freedom of speech. Anyone who said something against the government was taken away. We knew many people who were arrested, not only Jews, but also priests and ministers who spoke up.
Totalitarianism didn't come quickly, it took 5 years from 1938 until 1943, to realize full dictatorship in Austria . Had it happened overnight, my countrymen would have fought to the last breath. Instead, we had creeping gradualism. Now, our only weapons were broom handles. The whole idea sounds almost unbelievable that the state, little by little eroded our freedom.
After World War II, Russian troops occupied Austria.
Women were raped, preteen to elderly. The press never wrote about this either. When the Soviets left in 1955, they took everything that they could, dismantling whole factories in the process. They sawed down whole orchards of fruit, and what they couldn't destroy, they burned. We called it The Burned Earth. Most of the population barricaded
themselves in their houses.
Women hid in their cellars for 6 weeks as the troops mobilized. Those who couldn't, paid the price. There is a monument in Vienna today, dedicated to those women who were massacred by the Russians.
This is an eye witness account. It's true . . . those of us who sailed past the Statue of Liberty came to a country of unbelievable freedom and opportunity.

America is the greatest country in the world.
Don't let freedom slip away!

"After America , There is No Place to Go"

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Constitution 101 Part 1

Badnarik Constitution Class Part 1

Friday, January 15, 2010

Quit Smoking Banner

I'm trying to see how this banner works with posts.
I quit smoking in October by using e-cigs (electronic cigarettes).

Yep it stays on top of all posts. HUZZAH!!!!!

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Negative Reactions Mystify Electronic Cigarette Owners

This is an interesting article and definitely a must read, Negative Reactions Mystify Electronic Cigarette Owners

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Tea Party Express Rally Bloomington/Normal Illinois 09-06-09

We attended the Tea Party Express Rally in Bloomington Illinois at the Miller Park Bandstand and here are the pictures.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

This Is Just Funny

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

We The People

This is a very good video. But I suggest you send a picture of a tea bag to get the point across (I put one in under the video). The post office will never let food stuffs get through to your non-representing representatives.

Monday, October 27, 2008

What Do You Think About This?

Make sure you watch the whole video before you judge.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

All options should be on the table when it come to our energy needs. T. Boone Pickens has a plan. Domestic oil, Wind, Solar and Natural Gas. We need to do everything we can to get us off foreign oil. Visit Pickens Plan to see what you can do to help spread the plan. Sign the petition to let our ELECTED officials how you feel.

Thursday, September 11, 2008





Thursday, September 04, 2008

Alaska Maverick

My first video post.

I'm really exited about Sarah Palin as McCain's VP pick. She will energize the base and she brings a fresh face and REAL CHANGE to this race.

But first, John McCain!

Please read these posts from American Thinker:

Defending Against the First Attacks on Sarah Palin

Why Palin Is a Bee in Dems' Bonnets

The Coming Trials of Sarah Palin

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

The John Doe Manifesto

Michelle Malkin puts forth a valiant effort to combat the six imams ejected from a US Airways flight in November. These imams and CAIR are attempting to silence Americans that are trying to protect themselves. CAIR and these imams want it to be criminal for these Americans to report suspicious activity. To that end, they are trying determine who the "John Doe" passengers are that reported their suspicious activity on that flight. Activity that had nothing to do with their public prayers. But, their activity on the flight that should have caused exactly what happened to these imams. Well, Ms. Malkin as an answer for them, The John Doe Manifesto. Read It, Live It and PASS IT ON!

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Ann Coulter Is Becoming A Liability To The Conservative Movement.

Sean Hackbarth at The American Mind has posted An Open Letter To CPAC pointing out that Ann Coulter has become liability to the conservative movement. At the 2006 and 2007 CPAC events Ms. Coulter has dropped verbal bombs that diminish our cause and reinforce negative stereotypes of conservatives. Please visit The American Mind and post the letter on your site and make it known that this is NOT the kind of discourse conservatives wish to engage.


Tuesday, November 07, 2006

I'm Back From A Short Blogging Hiatus.

Let's watch the election. The Truth Laid Bear has an election watch section that has, in the past, proved fascinating to follow.

But don't just watch. No matter which way you lean, get out and vote. As the last three elections have shown, EVERY VOTE COUNTS!!!