United We Stand, Divided We Fall

The following is an excerpt from my newly released book, RISE: In Defense of Judeo-Christian Values and Freedom.
September 11, 2001, was a day so monumentally tragic, its memory seems more like a dream than reality. The world came to a grinding halt as thousands of innocent civilian lives were cut short by the sword of radical Islamic terrorism.

Nineteen jihadists, all hailing from the Middle East, were able to pull off the most massive terror strike in world history. The attacks we suffered that day were not only against our nation but also on Judeo-Christian Western civilization and all the freedoms and prosperity it provides.

The twin towers were not only the tallest buildings in New York City, but they also symbolized capitalism, freedom and the American dream; a pinnacle of unequivocal success only achieved in a society built on Judeo-Christian values and principles. The towers said to the world, “This is what Western civilization is capable of producing, a society of unlimited achievement, innovation, strength and success.” This unmistakable message was the real target of those who brought down the towers.

What Our Enemies Hate Most

America also is viewed as the epitome of Judeo-Christian exceptionalism by our enemies. Jihadists don’t concern themselves with Western opinions about America, and in their view, America is Westernization at its most powerful.

This concept is critically important to understand. Americans were shocked and confused on September 11, 2001, because they couldn’t imagine how anyone could commit such an evil act. “What did we do to deserve this?” they asked.

Jihadists hate us because we are infidels, and they view our way of life as a direct threat to theirs. This belief, embedded in jihadist ideology, functions as the Islamist justification for the atrocities committed on 9/11.

Unfortunately, what we cherish most about America is what our enemies hate most about our country. While the Western world mourned on September 11, 2001, Palestinians danced in the streets with joy. In the Western world, we love and celebrate life. In the Islamic world, they love and celebrate death. That’s a contrast with profoundly dangerous consequences.

The Wake-Up Call from Hell

In the aftermath of September 11, Americans were more unified than they’d been since World War II. Flags flew on almost every porch. Patriotic bumper stickers were on every car. In every mall, park or public gathering, a sea of T-shirts displayed our flag or slogans like “God Bless America” or “Never Forget.”

Athletes and fans stood proudly for our national anthem. Celebrities were proud to voice their love for this country and their gratitude for the opportunities and protections it provided them. We all felt as lucky to be Americans as we did to be alive. We held our loved ones more tightly and waved our flags more proudly.

Even those who disagreed with George W. Bush respected him enough to call him our president and passionately cheered when he threw the first pitch during the World Series at Yankee Stadium that autumn.

Political disagreements of the past were suddenly meaningless. All that mattered was our American identity. We realized that what unified us was so much stronger and more important than what divided us.

Support for our troops was never higher across all industries, including leftist Hollywood. We realized the dangers we all faced moving forward in this fight against Islamic terrorism, and we willingly came together to restore our feeling of security. How I wish for the sake of our nation that such patriotic unity would’ve lasted.

Where Is That Patriotism Now?

Fast-forward to contemporary America, and the contrast is unmistakable. It seems that today Americans are more divided than ever and remarkably oblivious to the grave dangers facing our nation and the Western world at large.

The rapid technological advancements that have taken place since 2001 enhance this ironic tragedy. Access to information has never been easier, faster or more affordable.

A wave of apathy has washed over our nation with respect to national security. The vigilance and activism we saw after 9/11 have disappeared. The American flags that lined our porches and street corners are now considered hate symbols by the radical Left and banned from certain college campuses.

You read that right.

UC Irvine Student Government leader Matthew Guevara wrote a bill banning the American flag from being displayed on campus because, “The American flag has been flown in instances of colonialism and imperialism” and could be used to “construct paradigms of conformity and sets homogenized standards,” whatever that means.

The anti-flag resolution at UC Irvine went on to say that “freedom of speech, in a space that aims to be as inclusive as possible, can be interpreted as hate speech.” And there you have it. Not only is the American flag under attack on college campuses, but the fundamentally American ideal of freedom of speech.

You know who else doesn’t believe in free speech? The terrorists who flew planes into the World Trade Center, Pentagon and almost the White House. Radical leftists hate the flag as much as radical Islamists do because it represents ideals that are contrary to their warped worldview.

Coming Together as a Nation

We are now in an age where nothing is safe from the leftist anti-American propaganda movement, and we better be prepared to fight back or continue to see the most unifying aspects of our culture destroyed.

It’s high time we as Americans start to call out attempts to divide us when we see them. Those who seek to destroy this country from within know that Americans, when unified, are a light for the rest of the world that cannot be extinguished. But when fragmented, we leave ourselves vulnerable to their attacks from within.

Instead of focusing on that which unites us, the radical Left has led us astray. Soros-funded anti-American organizations such as Media Matters, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Antifa have launched a full-scale attack against America. They try clever tricks to divide us, such as ginning up racial and religious division, while continuing to push their false narrative that America is an inherently evil nation.

More egregious, they attempt to silence anyone who does not conform to their politically correct worldview. This divide-and-conquer strategy is their only hope to, in the words of our former failed president, “fundamentally transform” our nation.

We cannot take the bait, and we surely cannot lay down when they attempt to silence us. Instead, we must rise as one cohesive, unified America-the same America that came together after 9/11 and Pearl Harbor.

After all, regardless of race or religion, all peaceful Americans are infidels in the eyes of our enemies. Jihadists don’t care whether you support President Trump, Hillary Clinton, or Bernie Sanders; jihadists only care that you do not submit to their radical Islamist worldview. It’s easy to find common ground when we put things into perspective. As Americans, we think we are further apart from one another than we really are.

I’m talking about the real heart of America, not the out-of-touch D.C. swamp. I’m talking about the people like you and me, who wake up every morning, work hard, and just want to come home safely to a country that affords them the freedom to live as they please. I’m talking about people who still believe that America is the greatest country on earth.

My friends, freedom and security are not political issues; they are American issues. Remember, we are all marked for death in the eyes of our enemies. So, let us cast off the shackles of division holding us back and call out those pushing these destructive distractions when we see them.

America is the greatest country on earth and worthy of both our highest respect and protection. Let the anti-American haters say what they will, but as for the millions of patriots who realize how blessed we are to have been handed the lottery winning tickets of American citizenship and residence, we know what we’re thankful for and what we’re fighting for.

Always Devoted,

Brigitte Gabriel
Founder & Chairman
ACT for America

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Costco stock approaching new high, with target range in the $250 or higher, by analysts.

I foresee a stock split in the not too distant future simply because, the price is now beyond the reach of an average investor. Although stock splits are rare in today’s economy,  it is the fair, right and equitable thing to do for Costco shareholders.

Here are the analysts comments-

Analysts at Oppenheimer are so confident that Costco can sustain such growth that they raised the stock’s price target to $250 per share on Tuesday. The firm’s previous price target was $210.
Oppenheimer is not the only firm to raise its price target on the stock. Analysts at Argus raised their price target for Costco up to $255.
The firm’s new price target boosts the average for Costco up to about $231.01 per share, a 0.9% upside from the previous average.
The new average target price represents a slim 1% growth from the current share price of $228.5. The market value of Costco has climbed 43% for the 52 weeks through Aug. 21. It has a market capitalization of $100.2 billion. The Guru Focus chart below shows the current share price is 11.6% off the 100-day simple moving average line value of $204.87 and is 6.1% above the 50-day SMA line value of $215.36.

Current CEO Craig Jelinek, is doing an excellent job of running the company for sure, along with a top rate executive management team.

They simply know how to treat their shareholders, members and employees. They have one of the lowest rate of turnovers in the industry.  Most employees who join stay with the company until retirement.

Among the best companies on the Planet, without a doubt, in my opinion.

Bottom line invest in Costco stock and be rewarded for the long term.

 

 

 

 

 

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I personally have met the author and heard her speak at the annual actforamerica.org seminar in Washington, DC.  Brigitte is one amazing American patriot, who fights everyday to defend America and the West from civilizational threats at home and abroad.  The book is a call to action for you,  your country, community and family.

A few excerpts from her new book “RISE”:

“You never really own freedom; you only preserve it for the next generation”  Brigitte Gabriel.

“We cannot continue to sit idly by as our community, country, and civilization continues to be attacked from both abroad and within, without any pushback.  It may be too late for Europe, but it’s not to late for us. ” Brigitte Gabriel

“Refuge resettlement is the silent killer of America.” Brigitte Gabriel

“In the West, rape is a crime, in the Islamic world, rape is a punishment”  Brigitte Gabriel

After you finish reading “RISE” it is my hope you join actforamerica.org, a community of over 1 million members and climbing nationwide.  Act for America has exploded into the largest, most powerful grassroots advocacy in the nation.

Pass the word along,  and preserve our freedom for you , your children, your grandchildren and future generations yet to come.

PS:  You can purchase Brigitte Gabriel’s, new book Rise at amazon.com.

 

 

 

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McCarran International does a disservice to the visitors that fly into Vegas. With the money they spend, the airport taxes they pay, the restaurants and hotels they stay in. We should treat all of them “like gold”. For the airport to issue $100 tickets simply because the passenger made a choice as to whether or not he gets better service from a cabbie than a Uber driver is ridiculous. It is not fair or equitable to deny those passengers a ride to or from the airport from a Uber driver. Many are Vets, and retired people simply making ends meet, and Uber provides that extra income for them. People from all over the World now are using Uber, coming to Vegas and expecting their great, efficient, timely service. Someone should sue McCarran in a class action for denying passengers who paid for their flights, paid their taxes to the airport, and supported all the restaurants, and hotels and gaming industry in town. We should roll out the red carpet for visitors to Las Vegas, not discourage them

There are many Veternans and retired persons using Uber to supplement their income, why give free enterprise a hassle.

Take a Stand Today Tomorrow and Beyond for America.

Take a Stand Today , Tomorrow and Beyond for America.

What in the world is happening to our country?  Why should this be allowed under our laws against terrorists.? Over the weekend in front of a congregation of cheering members, he called out for 10,000 blacks to kill whites.  For years he has made no mistake about hating all whites. Farrakhan should be arrested immediately for being an active terrorist.  This is not freedom of speech.  Protestors in Ferguson last night called for an all out war.  So far nothing is being done to curtail his terrorist activities by the Obama administration.

http://www.wnd.com/2015/08/blacks-wont-rebuke-farrakhan-terror-threats/

Where is the condemnation across the country by the majority of blacks, the silence is deafening folks.  Naturally, his call will go unheeded by the majority, but none the less a call for 10,000 blacks to kill whites is a criminal act of terrorism, and he should be arrested and brought to justice immediately.

How much more terror do you want from this terrorist?

http://www.christianpost.com/news/louis-farrakhan-urges-crowd-to-kill-those-who-kill-us-calls-for-retaliation-in-speech-at-baptist-church-142349/

Furthermore, Farrakhan sites as authority as the leader of  Nation of Islam (NOL) the Quran no less.  Now is not the time to be politically correct, when good men and women are silent evil always prevails.  It is a very sad day in America, when hundreds of his parishioners cheer his speech.

This is not protected speech by an act of a terrorist, plain and simple, when he calls for 10,000 to kill whites. A young couple that tried to join ISIS was arrested under the terrorist act, so why not Farrakhan, who calls out to 10,000 blacks to kill whites?

Why is Farrakhan an exception under the Obama administration?

Enough is enough stand up and be counted against this terrorist act.

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