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Red, White and AWESOME!!

July 2, 2011 by  

Ben Crystal

is a 1993 graduate of Davidson College and has burned the better part of the last two decades getting over the damage done by modern-day higher education. He now lives in Savannah, Ga., where he has hosted an award-winning radio talk show and been featured as a political analyst for television. Currently a principal at Saltymoss Productions—a media company specializing in concept television and campaign production, speechwriting and media strategy—Ben has written numerous articles on the subjects of municipal authoritarianism, the economic fallacy of sin taxes and analyses of congressional abuses of power.

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  • http://naver samurai

    Another good one Ben! Keep them comming. Here are just a few things to remember about our nation’s birthday:

    “July 4th ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty.”
    John Adams

    “In the name of the most holy and undivided Trinity…”
    Treaty of Paris

    “The highest glory of the American Revolution was this; it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil governemnt and principles of Christianity.”
    John Quincy Adams

    “Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.”
    “In God is our trust.”
    Star Spangled Banner

    “Let us not forget the religious character of our origin.”
    Daniel Webster

    “If we ever forget that we are one nation under God…then we will be a nation gone under.”
    Ronald Reagan

    During the Revolution, Congress resolved to import 20,000 volumes of the Bible because “the use of the Bible is so universal, and it’s importance so great.”
    Continental Congress 1777

    As these acts and great Americans knew, we wouldn’t be a nation today if it wasn’t the will of God. Let’s have a safe and joyous holiday. Let us also remember the One who gave us these freedoms that many Americans take for granted today (progressives, lis, etc.). My wife and I will be raising our country’s flag again and this time, Sook Young wants to salute it. God Bless America! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! And only in that order.

    • Vagabond

      AMEN BROTHER,

      • Jana

        Samurai
        Great post. Very inspiring. Thanks for your wisdom.

        • http://naver samurai

          Thank you, fellow patriot. Here are some more I have found:

          “America was founded by people that believed that God was their rock of safety.”
          Ronald Reagan

          “May that Being who is supreme over all, the Patron of Order, the Fountain of Justice, and the Protector in all ages of the world of virtuous liberty, continue His blessings upon this nation.”
          John Adams

          Have a good holiday everyone. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

          Samurai and Sook Young

          • Hal

            Is this “Samurai” one who also guides multi-tons of aluminum and human bodies through God’s azure skies for a living? …
            YoPalHal

          • http://naver samurai

            Don’t think so. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

    • Wayne937

      Another Amen, samurai.

    • http://naver samurai

      Keep up the good fight, Vagabond and Wayne937 fellow patriots. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • Fred Hardy

    Amen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mmazzonejr Mike Mazzone

    Happy Birthday America!

    • Jana

      Ben Crystal,
      You have a flare for the comedy, this was great. I so enjoyed it.
      I certainly hope Helen Thomas doesn’t get back in the White house Press.

      Hmmm, so Harvard students think Republicans are more patriotic than Democrats?
      Remember folks they said it, not the conservatives. (But, I agree)

      • http://naver samurai

        I agree also. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • Wild Bill

        Jana
        Helen Thomas is in reality an illicit love child resulting from the frenzied mating of Nancy Pelosi and a drunk and confused Bawney Fwank during a new years eve party on the hill.She is not really that old,she is just a visual reminder of the hazards of inter-species crossbreeding.

        Wild Bill
        Alaska

        • http://naver samurai

          Now that is funny! Ha, ha, ha, ha!

        • Jana

          Wild Bill,
          That’s a good one. :)

  • butch

    I Always look forward to ur clever podcast. Alway right on and to the point

  • Don

    Thanks Samurai, Amen !!

    • http://naver samurai

      Thank you too Don for being a patriot! Keep up the good fight! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • iowaheretic

    Ben Crystal should wear sunglasses so we don’t have to watch him squint his eyes all the time!

    • JC

      Personal attacks are always so classy….NOT!

      • Jana

        Well JC,
        He did call himself a heretic. Generally this is considered someone who is a dissenter of religion, but he is a dissenter of TRUTH.

    • JJR

      So just listen to him if your eyesight is a problem

    • http://naver samurai

      What the h*** does his eyes have to do with talking about our country’s independence? If you have nothing good to say, then don’t say anything at all. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • iowaheretic

        Do you think the comment is ANY DIFFERENT than the way he (Ben Crystal) attacks everybody he talks about? That’s the trouble with christian zeolots like yourselves, you think that YOU are the ONLY ones that deserve to live on this earth and everybody else has to submit or die! You’re as bad as the socialist’s that your fighting! Oh, by the way, I’m on neither extremist moron side, I’m right in the middle, like the people that REALLY founded this country were.

        • http://naver samurai

          Considering that our founders were Christians, you’re post makes no sense whatsoever. We don’t think that we are the only ones that should live on this earth, that would be the muslims and atheists. If you don’t understand what my first sentence is implying, then you know little or nothing of our founding. Why would you be so ignorant as to post something like this, when we are celebrating out nation’s birthday? Shows you aren’t patriotic at all, just another lib traitor and coward. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! And only in that order.

          • iowaheretic

            All Ben Crystal does is insult the people he talks about (while squinting his eyes).That’s what makes up his comedy! Did you ever actually listen to him, or do you just sit there and dream about your imaginary god while he talks? That’s what you must be dreaming about constantly if you think ALL the Founding Fathers were christians, or you must come from inbreeding and don’t have the mental capacity to understand what they wrote when they founded the government of this country. The very first sentence of the very first amendment states that christian zealots like yourself aren’t allowed to make laws according to your particular religious beliefs! What are your beliefs anyway? You call yourself samurai. The samurai was a Japanese warrior that worshipped the master he was fighting for and the god Budda. I think you might be a traitor to America! Are you planning another attack on Pearl Harbor, or somewhere on the mainland this time? It must be you trying to take over the country and the world (under the guise of a christian extremist) because atheist’s sure as hell aren’t trying to kill everyone else OR rule anyone. We just want to live and let live. I know you can’t comprehend that philosophy because you think your “god” is going to punish everyone on this earth because somebody that YOU don’t approve of enjoys something in life that some 2000 year old men didn’t approve of when they created god in thier own image. Isn’t it funny that god only knew what they knew and wanted just what they wanted! And as far as Muslim’s go, I don’t think there are enough radical Muslim extremist’s to take over the state of Rhode Island, much less America or the World. Fox News & the Religious Reich just keep the propaganda going to keep you cowering in fear! You know there are a lot of people in this country that want to keep thier freedom and liberty, but it’s christian extremist zealots that keep up this “christian nation” HOGWASH going, which most normal people won’t submit to (no matter how much you want to pretend otherwise), so nothing good ever gets accomplished. The government slips it to everybody from behind because everyone keeps arguing over nonsense like forcing a christian god (or Budda) onto everyone.

          • http://naver samurai

            IH, you sound like someone I know. Not saying you are the same person, but you both sound very moronic as to this country and it’s Christian founding. What proof and evidence can you provide that proves atheism to be accurate and correct? No science! Science only deals with the physical world and has not way of knowing the spiritual world. His comedy routine? Who cares? What matters is the points he is trying to make, correct? What idiot is going to go by his eyes? You say he insults others, but you do the same thing right? Saying all those non factual statements about me really made me laugh. I was laughing at your ignorance. They didn’t worship their lord, but did bow, respect, and serve their leaders. Gee, with the exception of bowing (now we salute) its almost like we do in the army today. Respecting senior ranking personnel, following orders, doing as you are told, etc. Some of the samurai were also believers in Shinto and all believed in Bushido. BTW, the way you hurl insults really shows your low intelligence level, low self esteem, and no friends. You just make me laugh by how ignorant you are. Ha, ha, ha, ha! Also, since you are not the historian, you don’t know what they wrote. This nation is a Christian nation. They set this nation up as a nation to where you can worship or believe in God and Jesus as you see fit, without being subject to repercussions for doing so. Ergo, atheists are left in the dark, as always. You also lie about how atheists don’t want to kill anyone. I guess we have forgotten about Stalin, Mao, Hitler, Ho Chi Mihn, Pol Pott, Genghis Khan, etc., that weren’t Christians. They were atheists! Get your little lib mind in gear and get your facts straight before you post. You say we created God? Sorry, but human beings are not capable of creating anything. It takes a Supreme Being to do that. That Supreme Being is God and no one else. Remember, we are created in His image (you also butthead). Why do you show your hate by bashing Christians every time you (maybe another used name) post on this site? Why do you have such hate for the followers of the true God and Jesus? I’ll bet that you went to church when you were younger, but left after you went to one of these many left wing indoctrination camps (campuses) across this country. Don’t forget, since 80% of Americans believe in God or believe there is a God, your side is greatly outnumbered, out gunned, out lead, and out classed. I wouldn’t sleep too soundly if I were you. You think the government has anything to do with this? Now we both know that’s not true. Just a waste of space saying some drivile like that. Especially since the 1960′s. If there is no God, then why is he mentioned in every state constitution and has references to him and Jesus in the U.S. Constitution?

            http://www.usconstitution.net/states_god.html

            You really need to get off of the drugs you seem to be doing. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! Only in that order.

          • http://naver samurai

            Darn it! I forgot to post this one:

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HS1GY30lcY

            I notice that you didn’t have the nads to respond to my opening post. Why is that? Probably because you can’t argue against facts. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

          • iowaheretic

            samurai; As usual you are wrong about everything! Ben Crystal insults everybody he talks about a hell of a lot worse than me making a comment about his eyes (which happens to be true, he squints all the time), and I really don’t care because thats how he makes his comedy, as do a lot of comedians. But then, there are some who can sure can dish it out, but scream bloody murder when they get it back (POOR LITTLE BABIES). Like you??? You think you can intimidate me into being a liberal? Or into believing in your infantile god? Fat chance! You can go on and live by your christian revisionist history all you want, but that doesn’t make it true. I don’t care what you believe anyway, it won’t change anything. If there is a god I would hate that filthy monster. There’s never been anything in life more rotten than the idea of your murderous demonic depraved “god”!!! And don’t call me un-American. Thomas Paine & Thomas Jefferson thought the same way! Read the Age of Reason by Paine. They were just as much of the founding of this country as anybody (even more so) and you can’t write them out of history! Also, no atheist ever killed anybody for the sake of atheism, they did it for the sake of communism, there’s a big difference. In America, I doubt if many atheist’s believe in communism, I know I don’t. And Hitler was a devout CATHOLIC, not an atheist! Read Hitler’s proclamation to Germany 1933, or even his own book Mein Kampf. And what is the difference anyway? All this BS because YOU think you and people you like can do anything and say anything about anybody you don’t happen to like, but then go nuts when a comment is made back of the same nature? But then, christian zeolots have always thought they were superior to the rest of the human race and have shown that throughout history (including Hitler)!

          • http://naver samurai

            IH, here we go again with a very long rant. Sheesh, which place should I start at. Well, nothing like starting at the beginning. I don’t care how Ben moves his eyes or if he insults anyone, but the thing I care about is the points he is trying to make. Points, nothing else, are the important matters. Delivery does help, but it is the facts I care about. So do many others. You talk about Christians revisionists rewriting our history? Care to cite some sources to back up that obvious lie? It is the progressives and atheists (Progressivism is a combination of liberalism and atheism) that are rewriting our history. It sure isn’t the Christians that are taking out things about our founders from our history textbooks. I even told my students about Jefferson on Sept 4, 1800, turning the Capitol Building into a church on Sundays and having the Marine Corps Band playing the music. This is something that my students looked up and found out I was right. By instructing my students on such matters and standing by the facts, I’ve been given an award by the state and a payraise of $600 more a month. I guess that’s what happens when you open people’s eyes to the truth. You think my language is bad? Actually, I’ve come down a lot on my language. I haven’t called you “moron” once in any of these postings, now have I? You don’t believe in God? That may be your choice, but don’t forget what my father told me. We must take full responsibility for our decisions and be able to accept the repercussions that come back on us, due to our decisions. This seems to be where you are lacking. You don’t take responsibility for your actions, nor do you accept anything that comes back on you. Very immature and irresponsible indeed! I understand about Paine, but you do know that he also mentions God and Heaven in some of his speeches and quotes outside of his writings, don’t you? Ergo, you have lost that battle. Jefferson was also a Christian. What atheist would turn the Capitol Building into a church every Sunday, attend services every Sunday there, and have the Marine Corps Band play the music for it every Sunday? If he wasn’t a Christian, then he was a hypocrate. He also stated: “God who gave us life, gave us liberty.”

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dr05CWR57k

            Reason never trumps or triumphs over anything. Human reason always fails, so quit living and telling lies. God is loving and forgiving, more than we humans, but you god satan is the one you were descibing. I understand what you said about communism, but you have erred once again. Communism and atheism are very closely related and support each other in certain, not all, areas. For example, they are both anti-God and anti-religion. You’ve lost on that point also. What you said about Hitler being a precticing Catholic is a big atheist lie, as your kind won’t take responsibility for one of your own. Also, the lies you said about Hitler were very funny. Ha, ha, ha, ha! Can you tell me another story grandma? Maybe if you read the first book of Mein Kampf (Yes it has 2 books in it.), you wouldn’t see any mentioning of him going to mass after he left home in his middle school years. When he said the things you mentioned, he was trying to get votes and the people behind him, as Southern Germany is predominately Catholic and he had a Concordat with Rome. Just the same as Obama bin Laden saying that he was a Christian, but he isn’t. He’s already admitted to being a muslim. Lost on that point also. You really need to grow up, son! Your ignorance is really laughable. You say you’re not a lib, but they are the only ones attacking people’s Christian faith, not the conservatives. Remember who is attacking Palin and Bachmann for their faith and Christian beliefs, butthead? It sure isn’t the one’s to the right of center, now is it? It’s called freedom of speech and freedom of religion. You know, those God given rights listed in the 1st Amendment of our Constitution? You also seem to bash God and Christians a lot. Here in Indiana, bashing speech is considered hate speech and is punishible under the law. Class D and class C felonies. Ergo, if I was saying someone (for whatever reason) should die or worse, then I’d be in violation of those laws. I haven’t violated these laws at anytime I’ve posted. Actually, my wife seems to think you have a superiority complex or maybe borderline sociopathy. You say you are a patriot? How can you be when the 2 essential ingredients are God and country? Don’t believe in God is only 50% patriot. Please get your facts straight before you post. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! And only in that order.

          • iowaheretic

            Finish Jefferson’s quote; “The God who gave us life, gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure if we remove from them thier only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of men that these liberties come from a god? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that god is just, that his justice cannot sleep forever!”
            Do you understand what he meant? He knew “god” isn’t going to do a damn thing for anybody! Never has and never will. Except to get christian zeolots to go out and start wars!
            As far as my political views goes, I’m libertarian, always have been, always will be, no matter what anybody with a warped sense of reality wants to think and twist facts to force thier idealogy onto me! That goes for a lot of people. Also, it’s not me that doesn’t take responsibility for MY actions, and no one will ever convince me any different! If that sounds arrogant, I can’t help it, it’s that individual human rights thing that this country was REALLY founded on!
            This is my last comment on the matter (but I’ll be watching Ben squint his eyes in the future).

          • http://naver samurai

            You did get the quote right, but the meaning is wrong as usual. We were founded a Christian nation and shall be forever such. We were founded to be a city on a hill (According to the Book of Isaiah) where people can worship God as they see fit, without being persecuted. If you are a libertarian, why do you attack someone’s religious beliefs? Don’t sound too libertarian to me. God not do anything? Your continuing lies and lack of knowledge on this subject is very laughable. I’m glad that this is your last post. I’m really getting tired of fighting an unarmed opponent. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

          • Jana

            iowaheretic,
            You are the one who goes around insulting people.(Which is normal for a lieberal)

            *******You also stated “You think you can intimidate me into being a liberal?”**********

            You are too funny. No one has to intimidate you into being a liberal. You are just a full blown liberal all by yourself. No one forced you to be one. You may think in your own mind you aren’t, but if you talk like a liberal, and think like a liberal and act like a liberal then quack quack.

  • SamKD

    This is the first time I have watched one of Mr. Crystal’s video’s. It was fantastic and I can’t wait for the next one… Humor if a great way to get the message of freedom, democracy and conservtative views to the people…. Keep it up..

    • jibbs

      SamKD,
      We are not a democracy, WE ARE A REPUBLIC!

      • JC

        Yep! A Constitutionally Limited Republic at that. :)

  • larry

    InGodWeTrust

  • JimH

    Everyone have a safe and happy Independence Day.
    Happy Birthday, U.S.A.

  • Jules

    First time watcher. Luved it. Will watch for it in the future. We should laff at the left a lot more. They have no sense of humor and it drives more bonkers then they already are. Laff and point at ‘em, that’ll really tick ‘em off. And don’t forget to reload.

  • http://www.needGod.com Brian Y

    First let me give a hearty AMEN! to samurai. Secondly, I wish to bring attention to the phrase “Happy Birthday America”.

    Our country was born in 1789, not 1776. July 4th is the celebration of our declaring independence from the British Throne. Our country was born with the ratification of the US Constitution in September 1789.

    Just my 2 cents worth anyway.

    • http://none J Patton

      Thanks Brian, I did not even think of that!

    • http://naver samurai

      Thanks Brian, fellow patriot! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • Christin

    Thanks Ben…
    that was a very Good one – :)

    FINALLY someone demonstrates the real purpose for the TSA… let all foreign Muslims walk on through and let’s sexually harass ladies and gentlemen and strip search granny, children and other Patriotic Americans.

    Happy Fourth of July folks!

    Now, we need to get our Independence from the NWO Progressives…

  • Dons621

    The TSA where did they find all of those perverts? oh I forgot this was hatched in the White House where the prerequisite is Tax dodgers, brain dead, Allah worshipers, no experience necessary, professorial suck-ups, and last but not least Democrats.

    • Laura

      All TSA agents need to be beaten to death

      • Bud Tugly

        Statements like this is what makes some conservatives sound like the Taliban. The TSA is ludicrous but spare us the “death to all infidels”-like rhetoric. It hurts the cause more than helps it.

        One of the great principle of our beloved country is tolerance.

        • Karolyn

          Thank you Bud. A voice of reason.

        • John

          AH YES, TOLERANCE. LET US TOLERATE THE ABUSE OF POWER BY THE PRESIDENT, (EXEUTIVE ORDERS), LET US TOLERANT THE ABUSES OF POWER BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, (YES MR. PRESIDENT, WHATVEVR YOU SAY, MR. PRESIDENT), LET US TOLERATE THE ABUSE OF POWER BY THE TSA, STRIP THAT OLD LADY AND THE BABIES ALSO, THEY MAY HAVE SOMETHING IN THEIR DIAPERS), LET US TOLERATE THE ABUSE OF POWER AND THE POSSIBLE LACK OF PROPER TRAINING BY THE VARIOUS POLICE DEPTS, INCLUDING THE FBI. LET US TOLERATE THE CUTTING OFF OF HEADS OF AMERICAN CITIZENS, CIVILIAN AND MILITARY, AND REJOICING IN THE ACT, BY AL-QAIDA AND THE TALIBAN AND THEIR FOLLOWERS. OH, LET US TOLERATE THE FACT THAT 911 HAPPENED AND GET OVER IT. SO, WHERE DOES TOLERANCE END AND COMMON SENSE, JUSTICE AND RIGHTIOUSNESS BEGIN???

        • Jay

          Bud Tugly stated: One of the great principle of our beloved country is tolerance.

          “Tolerance implies a gratuitous assumption of the inferiority of other faiths to one’s own” ~Mahatma Ghandi

          Liberalism and tolerance are an altogether different animal than acceptance. I accept that some people are homosexual. That’s not a problem for me. It’s no burden whatsoever. I accept that some people have a strong religious fervour that I don’t share. I’m okay with that. I accept that some folks are black, or brown, or Buddhist, Christian, Muslim, etc. My lack of being those things or any disagreement with the ideas motivating them, doesn’t affect the way I treat them as a human being. If you like Fords, I accept that. I don’t agree, but you can still be my friend.

          Liberalism and tolerance would have me to sit idly by while all manner of depravity and self-destructive action were perpetrated and perpetuated around me. I don’t like that. I am a man of action. I may move sooner than I should some times, but I won’t be contemplating what to do while my front door is being kicked in, because that just doesn’t make sense.

          A nation is much like a larger version of the family. It is made up of individual members, who differ with one another. They may argue. They certainly won’t always agree with one another, but they are still bound together. They shouldn’t allow others to get involved in internal squabbles, or meddle in affairs of a purely family nature. When I was younger, I could fight with my brothers. We would throw blows and hurt each other physically. If we got too rowdy, a parent would get involved and sort things out.

          I don’t think that I can adequately explain what would happen if one of our friends would have ever jumped in while we were engaged in a fisticuff. Our country should be run the same way. As a nation, we don’t need the approval of any other nation on earth. If our states are involved in a fight, any other nation who pokes their nose in, should get their ass kicked.

          Liberalism would allow the parents of another child to dictate the rules in your household. It would allow ’Family Services’ to over-rule the say of the parents, and regulate the behaviour of the children. It would take away your ability, as a parent, to decide what is best for your household.

          Liberalism on it’s surface champions tolerance of any and all views on everything. It is much like a slick salesman. It will support whatever you want it to support, so long as you buy it’s product. Should you ever decide that you don’t like the product, you will be discarded like yesterday’s newspaper. Your name deleted from the rolodex.

          If you’re black and you don’t buy the ‘oppressed minority, incapable of functioning and reasoning on your own’ product, you’ll be discarded as a self-hating “uncle tom negro“ (NAACP). If you’re gay and you favor the 2nd Amendment, or fiscal responsibility and smaller government, you’re just not going to be accepted. If you’re an independent minded woman who leads by common sense and remains virtuous, while refusing to accept abortion , welfare, profligate spending, or any manner of idea which offends reason, you’re going to be dropped like a bad habit.

          Liberalism says that a woman can manage on her own. That she can work and raise a family. That she can exercise self-determination, but when she does – she is attacked and maligned as a traitor to the cause. When a poor man rises above the indignities imposed upon him by poverty, and stands on his own two feet to refuse victimhood, he is discarded. This same idea has been bred into ‘black culture’ in America for decades. If a man chooses a path in life that gets him out of the ghetto, he is accused of ‘not keeping it real’ or of being a ‘sellout’.

          Liberalism forces you to accept that which is detrimental to your self-preservation and betterment. Violence is barbaric, you can’t defend yourself. Immigrants just want work, you can’t send them home for breaking the law. This guy or that is has been deprived of the same things you have. You need to share. Never mind that he refuses to work. He was mistreated. The guy who molested your neighbour’s son? He’s just misunderstood. He isn’t a deviant, he’s a victim. You don’t agree with this guys lifestyle choice? You have to change or be relegated to the outer fringe of society. The religion of peace produces more terrorists than the rest of the world combined? So. We’ll just omit the religion of the attackers when we discuss it, so as to not offend. You can’t make it on your own, black man. You need a benevolent white person to give you a leg-up.

          Adherence to liberal ideology and the ’tolerance’ it requires is self-immolation. “Tolerance” of any and every behaviour contrived by man breeds indifference and apathy. When nothing is out of the norm or unacceptable there is no alarm to alert you when danger is near. If you’ve ever been the victim of a dope fiend who took advantage of your kindness, you have an idea of what I am trying to convey. You give and give. They take and take. It is never enough. Their desire for that next high will always trump logic and good sense. They will destroy anyone and anything that gets between them and the next “fix”.

          The belief in rugged individualism and the right responsibility of each man to determine his own values and place in this world are innate in human beings. The will to do so, not-so-much. The struggle required to maintain such individualism and take responsibility for one’s self is hard. It’s much easier to lie back and blame someone else. Do working folks enjoy destroying their body to make money? I would guess not. They do it because it provides the means of achieving the self-reliance they are looking for.

          The conservative accepts or rejects a man based on the content of his character. Is he honest? Will he work? Does he treat people with respect and an even hand? Will he stand for what is right and reject that which is wrong? Does he live with honour and integrity? Is he willing to make his own way and suffer the slings and arrows of his own failure?

          These are the principles which create wealth, dignity, and respect. These principles produce true leaders. They have made America strong, and kept her free. It is no wonder that America’s defenders come from a predominantly conservative background. Liberalism doesn’t hold anyone responsible. Someone else will take care of you. Someone else will die to keep you free. You can’t afford a house? Someone else will subsidize it. You don’t make much? We’ll take some from the guy who does and give it to you.

          Liberalism teaches that all are equal. There are no winners. No losers. No punishment for breaking the rules. Then it wonders why we have a nation full of liars, thieves, and lazy people. If everyone buys into it, eventually there will be no more producers. No innovators. No titans of finance or industry. No guy who invented the microprocessor and became the richest man in the world. We will all be poor. We will all be hungry, with inadequate housing, medical care, food and education.

          But hey, we’ll all be equal.

          http://therealrevo.com/blog/?p=29678

          • Teena

            This was excellent & I appreciated it. We would be so much better
            off is all were aware of the important truth & distinctions you
            express here.

          • Kate8

            Jay – Excellent post. I have said much the same thing many times.

            Liberalism separates people into victim groups. The very idea of any group needing special handling for whatever reason is condescending. It implies that they are not capable, or don’t know any better, or can’t help themselves. Why not? Do liberals think they are less evolved?

            What it really is is a way to keep them in line, in slavery to the Left.

            I saw a movie about a group of Americans who went to China. The Chinese laughed at them and called them “long-nosed foreigners”. And I wasn’t offended at all.

            Can you imagine if we showed a group of Chinese coming here, and called them “flat-nosed foreigners”? The liberals would be all over it for racial slur.

            The point is, non-whites can take it as well as whites. Assuming anything less is racist, implying that they are, in fact, less.

            If we’re all going to be equal, let’s be equal, regardless of race, religion, lifestyle preference or whatever. Not some more equal than others.

          • Marty S.

            Well written and to the point. Thanks.

          • JJR

            I agree with most of your statements until: But hey we’ll all be egual. Not so. There will always be the powerful elites – those who need separate healtcare, separate transportation, better living conditions, entertainment etc., etc., while having not a shred of mercy or compassion toward those whom they have enslaved.

          • steve in AZ

            Agreed, well said, and THANK you, Jay!!

            VOTE RON PAUL 2012!!!!

          • Jana

            Jay, that was excellent.
            I will quote one thing you wrote in there and that is************

            “Adherence to liberal ideology and the ’tolerance’ it requires is self-immolation. “Tolerance” of any and every behaviour contrived by man breeds indifference and apathy”**************

            In actuality we have been tolerant of our rights being taken away for far too long now. We are standing up for our rights at long last and the liberals just can’t stand it.

          • Jay

            Jana:In actuality we have been tolerant of our rights being taken away for far too long now. We are standing up for our rights at long last and the liberals just can’t stand it.

            Yes Jana, as well, let’s do away with the lunacy of “political-correctness”, whose aim is to muzzle free speech. Let’s start speaking our minds and to hell with the over-sensitive, spineless and corrupted liberals!

        • JimH

          Bud, How dare you be intolerant of my intolerance.

          • Bud Tugly

            console yourself with a chilled suppository.

          • http://naver samurai

            Bud, why don’t you do the same? Real grown up comeback. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

          • JimH

            I guess Bud didn’t get the joke.
            As soon as you get a sense of humor it will all become clear.

        • http://naver samurai

          Tolerance is the final virtue of a dying society.

          Aristotle

          FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

        • wayne937

          Bud, old boy, when people like yourself starts tearing down the fabric of our nation for those of us who believe in Christian values, and our Constitution, it is time for us to speak up and fight for our values. We had to fight the British for our freedom. Now it is time again for us to fight the infidels, Muslims and the Atheists who are trying to destroy our basic principles. We need to invite everyone who are destroying our principles to leave this nation, or keep their darn mouths and realize they are still out numbered. f you don’t like it here, just leave, or keep your trap shut and try to be patient with us who still believe.

  • http://none J Patton

    Enough of Political Correctness! Why wouldn’t the TSA have it backwards? Obozo has everything backwards. He and his swinherd have no idea how to run a country. I love Mr Chrystal’s sense of Humor and truth to what he says. We need more like him to hammer into the brain dead Democrats on how wrong they are! We need to all get down on our hands and knees and pray this megalomanic does not get into office again. Have a great July 4th everyone and God Bless America!

  • Wayne937

    My message to my Senator. I hope you all contact your Congressman Members as well. If you like my message you are welcome to us it if you like. Make sure you change the name to reflect your Congress Member:

    Honorable Casey, when is Congress going to get up enough gumption to ask for a special prosecutor to get an independent investigation why the ATF would sell firearms to the Mexican Drug Lords. We know that at least one border agent has been killed, maybe two, and Congress are dragging their feet by not doing a thing. We also know that some one high up in the ATF gave the order to do this. Was it the AG, Eric Holder? I have never seen a Congress that would protect a president, or his staff, when they has committed so many wrongs against the people. Remember, you work for us. It is our taxes that pay your salary. We hired you to work for us. We can fire you as well. Get off your lazy butts and work for more ethics within our government. Work for the one that pays you a salary, it is not Obama that pays your salary. Impeach this imposter they call president. Senator Casey, I am sure you will ignore this message as you have of so many messages I have written in the past. It is time for Congress to get serious, and rein in this President. I know that the only thing I will get back from you will be a form letter, not a personal letter. You could care less for the common good of your constituents. I can assure you, I will not forget.

    ” Subject: What WE Taxpayers Want
    Dear Senator Casey;
    The time is NOW for the Senate to get back to using American COMMON SENSE. And you Senator, need to come aboard and act on what we the people want.
    FIRST.. STOP THE DAMN GOVERNMENT SPENDING.
    2′ND.. DON’T INCREASE THE DEFICIT CEILING.
    3′RD.. DEFUND THE PRESIDENT’S USE OF AIR FORCE ONE AND STOP HIS USE OF HIS CORPORATE JET, @ $100,000.00 EACH TIME IT FLIES.

    AND,WE WANT:

    *Obama: Gone!
    *Borders: Closed!
    *Language: English Only
    *Culture: Constitution, and the *Bill of Rights!
    *Drugs: Mandatory Drug Screening before Welfare!
    *NO freebies to Non-Citizens!
    *NO Obama Care!
    *Control of the EPA!
    *Stop Omama’s Executive Orders/Memos Overriding Congressional Actions.

    You Senator, object to ALL OF THE ABOVE. But You must start representing- We the People!

    THIS IS NOT MEANT TO BE A FUNNY. This is serious stuff.

    • http://yahoo skyraider 6

      GREAT THOUGHT GROUND AIR FORCE ONE, SO HE STAYS IN DC AND WORKS’ WHAT A PHONY MAN.
      GOD BLESS THE USA

  • Debt

    Another great video, Ben! Your material brightens my week. Thanks for making good points with humor.

  • JC

    Great Stuff Ben. :)

  • Angelique

    Good video. I fear another 4 yrs. of this incompetent pres. will be the end of the USA as we know it. Will Americans wake up & do the right thing, or are we doomed? It is obvious that the 4th. Estate (media) are whimps & instead of being the watchdogs for the people, they “Sig Heil” right out of the Goebbels play book of propaganda. Perhaps, it is better to remain ignorant, rather than be helplessly aware.

    • steve in AZ

      Yup, Angelique – the happiest man in town is the village idiot.

      Happy Independence Day,all, and

      VOTE RON PAUL 2012!!!

      • YahCoyote

        Unfortunately as others have pointed out, getting the Nigerian Imposter out of the Presidency is so overwhelmingly important we have to unite and vote for whoever the Rupublicans nominate whether it is our favorite candidate or not. If we spilt vote there is a high probability that his illegal technique will cheat him into a second end of America term.

  • DonnaAngelStar

    Thanks for the recaps of the week Ben, a humourous twist puts us all in a better mood.
    Everyone, keep sending e-mails, phone calls and letters to our represenitives. Inundate them.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!

    WE STAND WITH ISRAEL!
    IMPEACH JUSTICE SOTOMAYOR!

    • KM

      To Donna Angel Star,
      Thanks for your comment that you “stand with Israel”. More of us need to say that. People like Helen Thomas should not be in the White house Press Corp.
      At least Ben Crystal gives some of these serious issues a humorous twist.
      To all HAPPY $th of July!! and the heck with Harvard’s study.

  • Rick Childers

    Let Freedom Ring Loud and Clear for all to hear this
    4th of July !!!!!

  • Karolyn

    Gets less funny every week!

    • Debt

      Simple solution for the Troll, then….Quit watching.

    • http://naver samurai

      That’s OK Karolyn, you’re not funny all the time. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • wayne937

        samurai, do you remember from history that the British took all their undesirable folks and shipped them to Australia. If we can find another island maybe we sould do that to our undesirables. We need a Congress that will stand up for the good Americans who still believes in the Constitution and the great Americans who drafted and signed it. Of course, I don’t have to mention any names as wem know who they are.

        • http://naver samurai

          Very interesting and true. Keep up the good fight, fellow patriot! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! And in that order.

  • Jay

    Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light
    What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?
    Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
    O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
    And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
    Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
    Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

    On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
    Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
    What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
    As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
    Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
    In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
    ‘Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh long may it wave
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

    And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
    That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion,
    A home and a country should leave us no more!
    Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps’ pollution.
    No refuge could save the hireling and slave
    From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

    Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
    Between their loved home and the war’s desolation!
    Blest with victory and peace, may the heav’n rescued land
    Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
    Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
    And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

    HAPPY 4th TO ALL!!!

    • http://naver samurai

      Good post Jay. Now the lib traitors and cowards will know the song, along with how it mentions heaven and God. Have a good holiday everyone and keep up the good fight! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • Jana

        samurai,
        This was great. I am reposting that last verse:

        Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
        Between their loved home and the war’s desolation!
        Blest with victory and peace, may the heav’n rescued land
        Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
        Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,

        AND THIS BE OUR MOTTO: “IN GOD WE TRUST.”

        And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
        O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

    • JC

      Happy INDEPENDENCE Day!
      Enjoy being American…Enjoy being INDEPENDENT. ;)

  • Bill P

    In the interview in question, Helen Thomas said nothing which was remotely “anti-Semitic.” She actually defended the truly “Semitic” peoples of the Palestinian region, while suggesting that the non-Semitic Jews should never have come, but rather stayed in their homelands. She believes, as do many of us, that the insurgence of European Jews into Palestine was a mistake, causing the imbalance which brings us to our current violent problem.
    Mr. Crystal isn’t funny at all. He sounds to me like a shill for the Zionist movement, and perhaps for the neo-cons, who have taken over the republican Party.
    I am NOT anti-Semitic. Rather, I am anti-Zionist, now that I know what their agenda is – a “New World Order,” controlled by them, and enslaving or eliminating those of us who oppose them.

    • Jay

      Bill:I am NOT anti-Semitic. Rather, I am anti-Zionist

      Bill what do you make of the controversial document, “Protocols of the learned elders of Zion”? Btw, I concur with your above statement!

    • Jay

      Just to clarify Bill, I concur only with your sentiment: I am NOT anti-Semitic. Rather, I am anti-Zionist portion of your post. As for Ben being a shill for the zionist movement, I think you overstepped and I strongly disagree!

  • Thomas P. Connelly

    I have noted that an endless sermon of “tolerance” is preached by some. They tell I must be tolerant of religions I don’t believe in, tolerant of behaviors I personally find offensive, immoral, or condemned by my own religious belief & faith. Yet, there is NO tolerance for the “holy book” I believe in, the Bible, nor my religion, Christianity, nor my political views, nor my thoughts, my hopes, my dreams, the Constitution I’m sworn to uphold & defend against all enemies, foreign or domestic, by these preachers of “tolerance”. Why am I supposed to change my entire belief system, my religion, my views & yet nothing I believe or believe in is at all tolerated by those same preachers of “tolerance”. How is it that anyone that does not buy into their beliefs & there views are TOTALLY WRONG & ONLY THEY ARE TOTALLY CORRECT? What it comes down to is their misguided belief that ONLY THEIR VIEWS, THEIR BELIEFS, THEIR POLITICS , & SO FORTH ARE WORTHY OF ANY CONSIDERATION, OR ANY “TOLERANCE”. It’s the age old double standard, & HYPOCRISY, hiding behind a cloke of “liberalism”. Yet just how “liberal” & “tolerant” are those very same preachers for anyone or anything that dares to NOT AGREE WITH THEIR FORM OF INTOLERANCE? Isn’t it strange how they claim “all men are equal, but only WE KNOW WHAT’S BEST FOR YOU TO THINK, FEEL, OR BELIEVE IN? GIVE ME A BREAK PEOPLE!!! I DO NOT HAVE TO AGREE, & MY BELIEFS ARE, AT THE VERY LEAST, JUST AS VALID AS YOUR’S! NOW, GO “TOLERATE” THAT!!!!

    • Jana

      Thomas P. Connelly,

      Great post. My sentiments exactly. We are supposed to tolerate their bad and hateful behavior, but if we bring up God, or His Word, we are branded as hateful and intolerant.
      I no longer will sit idly by and not say anything. God did not call us to be wimps, but to be strong and to be warriors.
      There are all types of Warriors. Some go out and physically fight, but some of us are warriors with words. We stand against wrong ideologies.
      Thanks for your encouraging words.

    • wayne937

      Thomas, a very good post. I agree with you.

    • http://naver samurai

      Well said, fellow patriot! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • i41

    It is always amazing when the pus gutted marxist/communist democrats preach tolerance and understand, what sorry bas-ards they become in a NY minute if someone doesn’t totally agree with their BS dreams of dictator and government control over everything you do, think or say. Any dumb dung pile that thinks Helen Thomas was a fair and understanding reporter, either only watched her in a soundproof room, or was swimming in the toliet bowl. When Nixon was in office on she was always mouthing off about not liking the Jewish people, you know the flip side of the pedophile worshipping goat abuser, Allah Butt Weed Ajustaidiot blood line. The easyist way to stop the muslim BS and law breakers invading the USA. start neuterting the prison populations and welfare sires who disert their offspring. We do that with worthless fence crawlers and organisms that just don’t belong in the herd of humanity, no reproduction.

  • Void1972

    Tolerance, Equality, Diversity. With these three words, the communist destroyed America.
    Lets get ready to rummble America.
    The fight is on…….
    God Bless America,and those who fight for her!!!!

  • Charles

    SOCIALISM is a PHILOSOPHY of FAILURE
    The CREED of IGORANCE and the GOSPEL of ENVY
    It`s INHERENT VIRTUE is the EQUAL SHARING of MISERY
    SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL

  • spepper

    I have ALWAYS been proud to be an American, unlike the current First Lady of the United States…..

  • John

    With Ben on the side of Liberty, we are going to win.

    Humor relies upon sudden switch of context, putting things suddenly into perspective. Mostly out of context. Ben puts things back suddenly into perspective, back INTO context.

    That we can then laugh about it, means we are not going to let this mess become suffering. On this website we know that you cannot spend your way out of debt. But Ben shows us that we can laugh our way out of this mess!

  • ANONYMOUS

    WHEN YOU STEP THROUGH THAT FINAL DOOR OF LIFE AND THE WRONG ONE TAKES YOUR HAND— ALL YOUR ARGUEMENTS WILL HAVE BEEN JUST EMPTY WORDS… GOD BLESS AMERICA AND ALL THOSE WHO HOLD HER DEAR…

  • Drawer22

    On 04 July 2011, Friday Harbor – the county seat of San Juan County, State of Washington – held our annual Independence Day parade. Inasmuch as when the ACLU had marched in the 2010 parade carrying placards representing 9 out of the 10 Amendments in our Bill of Rights, I was interested to see if the 2d Amendment would again be absent this year. It was (and other Amendments were leftly misstated rather liberally). I stopped the pickup truck carrying the ACLU support staff in the parade and engaged the driver with one question: “Where’s the 2d Amendment?” His response – accurately enough! – was, “We must have lost it somewhere along the way,” to which I replied, “No [stuff], Sherlock – right along with the rest of my Constitution!”

    Meanwhile, a friend of mine had asked passengers in the rear of the pickup where the placard for the 2d Amendment was. They dug around in the bed of the pickup and found the 2d Amendment placard, saying that there just weren’t enough people to carry all of the Amendments. Thereupon, my friend informed them that he’d help out. Taking the 2d Amendment placard, he “joined the ACLU” as a marcher with them – and received many cheers from the crowd for being right up front about his sentiments in support of the Constitution of The United States of America – including ALL of its Amendments.

    My friend is a federally licensed firearms dealer (Friday Harbor Gunrunners) with whom I teach firearms safety and skills as an instructor for Northwest Safety First.

    What a wonderfully patriotic way to top off the 4th of July! And who’d have thought we’d be so “supportive” of the ACLU‽‽

    • Jana

      Drawer22,
      HOOOOOO RAAAAAYYYY for your friend and for you for having the guts to stand up for our Constitution.

      I am PROUD OF YOU.

  • David

    Gotta Love The Radio Static More Pleasant Than MSNBC !!!

  • cowpaddy

    found your website quite by accident, and glad to know there are so many patriots in our great country who think as I. truely, God will keep us as long as we keep God in our country!
    when good people wake up and identify the enemy as being their “leader”, the fight is on!
    GOD BLESS AMERICA!!

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