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November 30, 2018: We Send Our Fair-wells

These are never the types of Today in History or Current Events posts you plan on making – though you also know that they are inevitable. For example, we had one just last week about President Kennedy.

Now, to be even more fair this is yesterday’s news, but to be fair to me, I only found out this morning. Though, it seems most people only found out this morning.

For today, our great country mourns the loss of one of it’s 44 leaders. 

So, while around the country – and likely the world – we remember his service to his country, so will USA-eVote. I will be the first to admit that I don’t exactly remember our 41st president being in office. I can’t say much about it – maybe someone else can.

What I do know, though, is that he was another war hero. In fact, he was our last living president to see military combat.

See, after Pearl Harbor, Bush decided that he wanted to serve. And serve immediately. He had already made up his mind that he was going to be a pilot. But there was still a part of him that was fascinated by the Navy and it’s power. Lucky for him, the Navy also had pilots. It was the perfect fit.

Yet, there was still one major problem. He was not yet 18. Nor had he yet graduated. 

But on June 12, 1942 he graduated from Philips Academy Andover. Now 18, as well, he headed straight from his commencement to Boston to be sworn into the Navy. A year later, he had become an officer and the youngest Naval pilot at just shy of 19.

 Lt. George H.W. Bush was serving in the Pacific, based on USS San Jacinto (CVL-30) – this was the Torpedo Squadron (VT-51).  “Throughout 1944, Bush flew 58 combat missions” (Source).

But on September 2, 1940, his squadron was attacked by Japanese anti-aircraft guns.  Bush was assigned to strike over Chichi Jima, 500 miles from the mainland. His exact assignment was to take out a radio tower.

At 7:15 that morning, Bush set out with William “Ted” G. White and John “Del” Delany. An hour later, their plane was hit.

Even with all the smoke, Bush “continued to steer the plane, dropping bombs and hitting the radio tower. He told White and Delaney to parachute out of the plane, then climbed through his open hatch to maneuver out of the cockpit” (Source).

He was forced to bail out of the plane over the ocean.

Luckily, he was able to inflate his life raft. He had to paddle with his arms to prevent his raft from carrying him towards Chichi Jima. Later, he would learn just how lucky he really was to avoid the city, when he learned of the “horrific war crimes committed against American captives at Chichi Jim, including cannibalism” (Source).

[Below: Bush, the Navy pilot]

 

He received the Distinguished Flying Cross for bravery under fire.

So, whatever his record may have had in the White House, one thing remains true: He was a war hero.

One day early this next week, Americans will hear the sounds of the 21 gun salute as well as “Taps” – the 21 gun salute will be heard at noon on the day of the funeral “Guns will be fired at one-minute intervals” (Source). Then, there will be a 50-gun salute “one round for each state–at five-second intervals immediately following lowering of the flag” (Source). Both of these are a way of honoring a man or woman who served this country. 

Today, one gun will be fired every half-hour, beginning at reveille and ending at retreat.

Today we’d just like to say, thank you for your service, President Bush and offer you our most sincere salutes.

[Below: George H.W. Bush, 41st President]

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Beyond 2021

Beyond 2021 is a section of stories looking into America’s future. Not fictional stories, but a collection of stories geared to make America think. To think – you need facts. You ask questions. The people you are paying with your tax dollars should answer these questions. But are they? Government will never answer a question it is not asked.

What do we need to ask congress? Does anyone have any idea what questions to ask? Ask any American what they think about the political atmosphere in America today and you are likely to hear something like, “it doesn’t matter who we elect, things are never going to change.” Some people may add, “things are only going to get worse.” Is that what America has become, or has it always been this way?

We are approaching a time in world history where we are loosing all the great leaders and veterans who survived the last world war. WWII was a fight against socialism. A fight against mindless societies led by governments who placed their leaders on a pedestal. Leaders who were not questioned. Leaders given ultimate control in a society brainwashed into thinking change was impossible and questioning the government was treason. The unspoken motto in Germany and Japan was, “follow or die!” There was no choice. Those who stood behind the distorted minds of their leaders were promised, “special roles in the society.” Other people who were different would be enslaved. The idea society consisted of the upper crust, and workers. Not much different than a colony of ants.

We see similar trends today. Tax laws favoring the rich. Talk about how the rich will secure the economy. Talk about how rich people know how to invest. They really mean two societies. One to work, the other to reap the benefits. Workers without hope and the rich led by endless greed.

Beyond 2021 will look at current events and compare their trends to historic events. When we fail to learn from history, we are doomed to repeat it. We see history repeating itself over and over again. Hitler may have failed, but to a lessor degree Pol Pot succeeded. Pol Pot didn’t seek world conquest. But Pol Pot’s actions proved how a deranged leader can and will sway a country. Pol Pot created what he believed was the perfect socialist utopia. Like all deranged leaders, eliminating the rich rake all their treasures into government coffers. Killing the educated is the next step. Eliminate any thoughts or ideas that may hinder the plans of a single man. That may sound like the ultimate definition of insecurity, but that is a historical fact repeated In almost every generation. Somewhere in this world a leader steps in, has a plan, and replaces common sense and thought patterns with fear.

Over half of the world’s religions believe in an end time. A time this world will cease to exist. Some believe in a reborn world. The slate is wiped clean when the Creator steps in to create a new and perfect world. Many believe the world will be controlled by a one world government. The Bible points out four world powers. Babylon was the first followed by Medo-Persia, Greece, and the forth kingdom believed by some to be the Roman empire. The forth kingdom is surrounded in controversy. The forth kingdom is to survive until Jesus’ return when the earth is destroyed then made new again. We will not speculate on this forth and final kingdom. Some believe it is a future government being formed by a secret society. Search the Internet and you will find hundreds, maybe thousands of speculations about that final one world government. Scholars cannot agree on who that final one world will be or how they will come to power. USA-eVote wants to ask, does that thought of a one world government effect people we send to Washington? We may never know the answer to that question. But we can look at the steps involved in creating a one world government. We do know this. A one world government will not happen over night. We also know people have tried to conquer the world to set up their idea of a one world government. Hitler tried and failed. Hirohito tried and failed. Both had plans. Both had steps they had to carry out to first of all, secure the loyalty of the people they led. Then those leader took away the freedom their countries once had. How did those leaders convince their counties to give up basic rights and freedom in exchange for the perfect society? History provides detailed accounts.

The fact of the matter is, America is undergoing a series of changes. Socialized healthcare is not new. Socialized education and healthcare was part of Hitler’s plan. Having one set of rights and laws for one group and another set of laws for a different group was also part of Hitler’s plan.

Today we have an education system in America controlled by what? The federal government. What changes have been initiated and what changes are on the way? Today we have socialized healthcare in America. What portions of society benefit from socialized medicine and which suffer? What changes are taking place to widen that gap? Are there parallels to Hitler’s socialized healthcare system?

Today we see Bills passing through Congress designed to chip away at our freedom of speech guaranteed by the Constitution. (Defending American Secuity from Kremlin Aggression)

We all know we are facing a media war in this world. What is that media war? Don’t we have the right to know?

We’ve all heard on how the Democrats and Republicans accused Russia of trying to disrupt the presidential election in 2016. So what did Russia do? Who has the proof? If Russia attempted to break into computers, there would be proof. Computers automatically keep logs. Every key punch, mouse click, and correspondence with other computers is recorded and stored on the hard drive. Where is that evidence? If the problem was as wide spread as reported, there should be proof. Cold hard facts showing exactly what computers were effects, the exact time, location, and origin of the attack.

Hitler had a habit of staging mock attacks to draw attention to certain groups. Then created new laws to take away that groups freedom. We have those stories posted on USA-eVote.

The Night of Long Knives

Hitler also staged mock attacks from other countries to insight a war. (The Reichstag Fire)

That is proven history with facts, dates, and eyewitnesses. Today we receive nothing but hearsay. We need to demand answers. Especially when our rights are at stake.

This section on Beyond 2021 will take a look at current events and compare those events to past events recorded in history. Maybe to pose warnings. But more or less to get the American public to demand answers before Congress even thinks about altering our rights, collecting more taxes, or fighting an enemy that may or may not exist. Beyond 2021 stories will contain links to both historic events the stories are based on as well as Bills Congress is considering in the present time. USA-eVote wants people to research what we post and engage in some positive comments and conversations on everything we post.

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Space Force Program

 

To go along with today’s poll, President Donald J. Trump is Building the United States Space Force – or, more precisely, what inspired the posting of the poll – was Vice President Pence’s speech today on the Space Force program. 

“As Commander-in-Chief, President Trump’s highest priority is the safety and security of the American people.”

In WWII, America answered it’s need to fight in the air with the United States Army Air Corps. Because of their numerous successes during the war, the United States Air Force was created. Then, with the onset of the Cold War in 1947, the Space Race took center stage. It became imperative to reach space before the Soviets. And, today, much like the early Presidents of the Cold War Era, President Trump realizes that space is  “a war-fighting domain, just like land, and air, and sea.” The importance of the Space Race has not diminished over the years. 

[Below: August 8, 2018’s Space Force Speech.]

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“It is not enough to merely have American presence in space, we must have American dominance in space.”

The importance of space exploration has not been mentioned much in the last few decades. But that has not changed the importance. And our current administration realizes this importance. Other countries are beginning to dominate in space; it is no longer peaceful. It is closer to a combat zone. But guess what? “The United States will not shrink from this challenge.”

Sound familiar? 

It should. That statement echoes some of our greatest Cold War presidents. Presidents who also stood from peace through strength. And that strength still must stretch to space.

So, that begs the question. What is the plan of our current administration?

The United States Space Force.

The sixth branch of the American Military.

Vice President Pence’s speech today outlined the needs to make the Space Force the newest branch of our military. He also outlined their plans and their goals. This act could make a huge difference in our space program. Let’s hope the program becomes a reality.

[Below: Alan Shepard’s Freedom 7 capsule.]

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“America will always seek peace – in space, as on the earth. But, history proves that peace only comes through strength. And in the realm of outer space, the United States Space Force will be that strength in the years ahead.”

Watch his full speech.

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