American Heroes - Top Ten - Real Life, Real Time - Numbers Five Through One - as Ranked by Vix

Our hereos

Our heroes, ranking numbers ten through six, thus far, have all been average American citizens who overcame horrible situations in their diligent pursuit of defending what is good. It should be noted each of these brave men and women overcame a situation, a villain, whatever you wish to call it, that was seen to be finite. There was a conceivable end in site for the conflict of each of them.

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This is not to diminish their brave and self sacrificing deeds in any way. Rather, it is to illustrate just how much more the following heroes, ranking numbers five through one, are still sacrificing every day, for us.

For them, it is known winning a battle is only a tiny step in surviving the war.

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5. The brave men and women of the American Armed Forces, both past and present.

To all who have dedicated their lives to protecting America.

They aren’t out there to protect the black man, or the white man, or the gay man, or any other hyphenated man, woman or child. They are out there to protect Americans and that means all of us. When they are fighting for their lives, they don’t care if the guy they are fighting beside them is yellow, pink or brown. They care he’s one of them. He or she is their family now.

God bless them.

They are the best of us. We owe them our support in every way conceivable. We may or may not agree with the decision our elected leaders made to put them at risk in the first place, but none of that is up to them. They risk their lives. They get spit on and disrespected for bleeding for us by some of us. Yet, they do it anyway. They do it for us. They do it for me. They do it for you. They are the best of us and they get nothing for it. They represent the highest percentage of unemployment upon returning. They have had their benefits and services slashed beyond to the bone by this administration. They represent increasingly growing segments of the homeless population in our once great nation.

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Thank you.

All of you. Thank you for the sacrifices you made for us. On behalf of us, I offer my most sincere apologies for the appalling way you have been treated. You deserve our utmost admiration, loyalty and respect, not to mention any support we can offer.

I believe those listed below to be reputable groups that really help. If you feel I am wrong, for any reason, please make me aware as to how and why and I will remove/replace them immediately, assuming you prove your point.

How can you help support our loyal service men and women?

There are many charitable organizations and support groups out there for our brave men and women who have served. As with all such groups, some are better than others and some are down right criminal keeping most of what is donated for themselves.

They are not the only way to help. Here are a few other more independent, more direct means of helping:

  • Start a letter/care box campaign at your local church, school, or any other such group. Have the children collect small items for care boxes and write a letter to an enlisted American today.
  • Hire a vet.
  • Donate a few hours of your time at the local VA hospital.
  • Read a good book aloud and record it. Donate the recording and any future ones to the local VA hospital or other group for visually impaired vets. Try to pick one that is not widely available in audio format now.
  • Tell an American veteran thank you today.
  • Vote for those politicians who who support our brave men and women, who show them the same loyalty they show us. It won't be the guy at the helm now, that's for sure.
  • Make friends with, be there for, and help offer support for families of American service members stationed away from home. These families sacrifice for us too giving up time with husbands and wives, fathers and mothers. Heaven help them, sometimes they give up that family member. Sometimes, these Americans never made it home. We owe their families as much as we owe them.
  • Be patriotic! Fly the American flag proudly. Get bumper stickers, T shirts, whatever, that proudly displays your loyalty to our nation and our brave guys and gals. Let them see our love.

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4. Ron Paul

Ron Paul is a Texas Congressman who was born and raised in Pennsylvania, a doctor who has served his country through public service for decades, and a learned man with much wisdom. He is further what I would call a die-hard Constitutionalist. I would be out pounding the pavement for free on his behalf myself, save one issue; foreign policy.

While I agree in theory that we stick our nose into others business way too much and are currently paying the price for it, I am not naïve enough to believe allowing radical Muslims access to more power, nuclear weapons or anything else that furthers their ability to perpetuate terrorist acts will do anything but lead to more deaths of our own people. It’s pretty simple, though very sad, really. What happens if you never stand up to a bully? They continue to kick your ass. That’s what. You may get your head handed to you on a plate, but standing up for yourself typically puts an end to the situation. There is a good bit of truth in the famous quote “Walk softly, but carry a big stick.”

Interesting side note:

He was right. Results of the partical audit of the United States Federal Reserve show a missing 16 trillion dollars. That's roughly the same amount as the American debt.

It doesn't really matter.

Regardless of my not agreeing on this one point in his platform, which for me is a deal breaker, I applaud, commend and admire to no end his efforts to help America. He has fought for so long for an audit of the Federal Reserve. It did not make him many friends in Washington. He’s been called ten kinds of a crazy, old coot for sticking to what he believes is right and on most points I could not agree with him more.

One of my new favorite quotes from Dr. Paul...

“Governments can’t protect individuals from themselves, otherwise they become a tyrannical state.”

Ron Paul

Thank you, Dr. Paul, honored Congressman who stands for the Constitution of us all, not just those in Texas who you so represent so well. Thank you for never giving in and never giving up, for taking the criticism and constant media abuse so that we can hope to remain free. I wish we had ten of you... in each state!

3. Jan Brewer

This most admirable woman was first sworn in as Governor of Arizona on January, 21, 2009. As is the case with most politicians, she inherited a ton of problems. She didn’t whine, complain or blame inaction and ineffective policies of the past. No. She dug in and got to work. From 1997 to 2002 in a lesser position of service she took the same wretched financial situation and turned it around. Her efforts, leadership and inspiration allowed for her county to be named “…one of the two best managed large counties in the nation” by Governing Magazine.

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She stands up and speaks up even when she knows it won't go over well.

Once elected to the office of Governor of the great state of Arizona, she could have so easily backed off on the very real danger illegal immigration poses to her state. She could have played it safe and paid lip service to a problem but politely stopped short of doing anything that might offend those having power over her. Those such as the President and all of his cronies are who I am so obviously speaking of. She could have capitulated to the intimidation, the corruption and the gangster style that is the current administration. She did not. This is by no means an unintelligent woman. She knew going in she was going to take the proverbial beating over her stance and she has. Yet, she still did what was right. She is still doing it today.

Governor Brewer comes from a Christian background. She did not grow up easy having lost her father at an early age at a time in our history when men were predominantly the sole breadwinners. She knows what hard work is from experience and she time after time stands for what she believes to be right even though it is seldom what is popular. She speaks the truth at times when it is considered the cardinal sin of Politically Correct Ideology. She’s not loved by the media for it and takes hits time after time. They love to tear her apart. It can’t be easy taking that kind of abuse every day knowing its coming. But, she does it for the people she represents.

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God bless and keep you Governor Brewer.

You are a fine example to all of us girls of the success hard work, loyalty and courage brings. You live the ideals of personal responsibility and sacrifice for what is right. I commend you. I don’t live in your state, but you would surely have my vote if I did. I thank you on behalf of all of us across America that applaud your efforts, your courage and your commitment to the Constitution and a free America.

Obama's America Trailer 1

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Andrew Breitbart - No longer with us guys and gals.

I do not own this video. It is a recording of Andrew before his untimely death that was uploaded to by iwillspyonyou Many feel his death was not accidental including a good friend of his that is a law enforcement professional. Check it out. Decide for yourself.

2. Dinesh D’Souza – Author of the bestselling book “Obama’s America” which, of course, the movie “2016” is based on.

If you have not heard of it, check out the video to the right. This man openly, frankly and with great documentation is basically taking on the President of the United States. Talk about someone putting it all on the line. The man below and to the right pretty much did the same thing. He's no longer walking upright, if you get my drift.

Do you really think that Dinesh doesn’t have a target painted on his forehead?

Tell that to Andrew Breitbart.

How surprised would you be to see a headline in the very near future proclaiming the death of Dinesh in some “strange freak accident”…(God Forbid!)


Can’t you just hear it now? “He just fell over suddenly of a heart attack at the young age of," however old he is right now.


Sure he did.

Heart attack... Right.

Or maybe, a plane crash in the fog, a mysterious car crash with no witnesses and no explanation that can be proven.

If you think such doesn't happen, look to history both ancient and modern.

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No one says it like Dinesh.

“We don’t have to assume that he is always getting results opposite to what he intends; we simply have to see that he intends the results he is getting.”

Dinesh D’Souza quote taken off the back cover of “Obama’s America – Unmaking the American Dream”.

He is right.

No one with a Harvard education could possibly think the results of the policies implemented under this President could do anything but weaken America in every way conceivably possible. Name one way America is better off collectively today than we were ten years ago. Go ahead. I dare you!

2016 Obama's America Trailer 2

I do not own nor did I create this video. It is the second trailer for the movie "2016 - Obama's America" based on the best selling novel written by Dinesh D'Souza and uploaded to by Dinesh D'Souza.

Let us meet Dinesh through his own words…

“I am a New York Times bestselling author and President of The King’s College, a liberal arts college located in New York City.” … “My focus, both past and present, has been to articulate a reasoned critique of American culture while defending conservative values and the truths of Christianity.”

Please note, this man is by his own admission defending conservative values and Christianity at a Liberal Arts college, in NewYork! If that’s not a hard sell, I don’t know what is. Yet, he put in the slaving hours of work it took to get that position and to hold it in what is not a friendly to his position environment. He can’t be doing it for the money. He has sold many a book and could easily get a position elsewhere, somewhere more accommodating and supportive of his conservative, Christian viewpoints. But, being the man that he is, he does not take the easy road.

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One after another, after another.

This man churns out best sellers like I churn out cupcakes when on a baking kick. He could just as easily avoid writing about those subjects that America needs to know but does not want to hear. He could write about those subjects that are safe and would not have the President of the United States, arguably one of the most powerful men in the world, ten kinds of insulted and ticked off. Never mind Dinesh speaks the truth and can back it up ten ways to Sunday. This man knows how to research and prove a theory beyond any shadow of a doubt. He has done it time and time again.

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Mr. D’ Souza, thank you.

You have exposed the most unpopular and secreted truth about the man we put at the reigns of our nation. You did not just throw about wild accusations but rather you put in the time, the effort, the money and the hard work it took to prove your assertion. There is no better way to prove one’s intentions than through their own words and deeds which is exactly what you have done. You took a huge risk. You take it every day. Thank you.

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1. Sheriff Joe Arpaio

What's not to love?

My goodness, where to start? This is the kind of man people either love or hate. He's larger than life. He reminds me of the American iconic hero figure typified by John Wayne and others in the movies of yesterday where freedom and what was right always won out through hard work and sacrifice in the end. They were the kind of hero that was rugged and uncompromising, rough around the edges and so wonderfully human complete with foibles. Sheriff Joe is by no means perfect, but he's in there taking a beating for America day after day. And get this, he's pushing 80. Most of us would be long retired yet Sheriff Joe is still running full tilt for us all.

Bio: Short version

Born in 1932

Married to the same woman 54 years, two grown children, four grand chlldren

American Veteran

Served his nation for over the last 50 years in various law enforcement positions

Currently Sheriff of Maricopa County, Az.

Saves the tax payers thousands yearly and is always looking for better ways to do so

Risking his life, his future, his freedom and his family for us all by going after the President on his weakest issue. The same issue that has become the proverbial Elephant in the room that is currently sitting atop Lady Liberty squashing her. It is the same issue that has been declared off limits and no one is touching it in the media, Left or Right. But, thank God, Sheriff Joe Arpaio is.

Sheriff Joe doesn't back off the hard stuff.

He saw long ago how drugs, illegal aliens, and crime were infecting his county, state and nation. He developed highly controversial but effective methods of law enforcement that earned him the name of "The Toughest Sheriff in America" by the media.

Some of his more controversial programs that are working while saving the taxpayer money include but are not limited to the following...

  • Tent cities for inmates
  • Pink clothing and handcuffs for prisoners
  • Prisoners being utilized to help the community through projects such as cleaning up graffiti, public spaces and other needed services that allow for them to repay their debt while still remaining contributors to society in a constructive manner.
  • Some of his programs, such as the high school he runs within his jail and the substance abuse program have been proved to aid in significantly measurable lower recidivism rates. That alone is remarkable when contrasted against the rest of the nations programs.
  • He utilizes his "posse." This is a group of over 3000 dedicated, hard working Americans who help solve crimes and assist in searches and other needed work at NO COST TO THE TAXPAYER. How cool is that! Sheriff Joe is promoting ownership for all in the betterment of the local community, allowing for the community to come together in a real and meaningful way while helping to aid in the budget and financial crisis that has become our reality.

It gets way worse.

One would think battling hard core drug distribution and related crime, gang violence, a virtual invasion of illegals, not to mention all the normal crime that goes along with any county, would be more than enough for one dedicated sheriff.

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A massive, Megalodon sized pink Elephant sits in the room that is America.

We have all heard of what has been called the "Birther issue" in America. It asserts, at its most fundamental level, that the President of OUR nation was not born an American citizen. It was quickly dismissed and swiftly relegated to the "Fringe" box by the American media.

It is for some reason "taboo" for the Left or the Right media to discuss as evidenced by the total silencing of the issue on all but the most obscure TV news feeds. Even the predominantly Right side controlled radio media shy away from this.

Good Lord, woman! He produced the Birth Certificate. Give it up already.

Yes, guys and gals, an electronic document was released showing what appears to be upon first glance a Birth Certificate issued from the State of Hawia. Further included was a voter registration card. Funny, no one has successfully yet explained how the President's Social Security number was issued out of a state he never lived in.

It's time to be blunt. Why does this issue mean so much?

Think about what he has done over the last four years. Think about his constant and never wavering support for radical Islamist. Think of the damage to our economy and the FACT that it is just starting. Think about his own words on "wealth redistribution" and governmental "buyouts" of private industry and systems. Think of all the parallels with socialism. Think about the reality of when The Affordable Health Care TAX kicks in on top of Bernake's flooding of the markets with devalued dollars the last vestiges of the American middle class will shrink, wither and die quickly.

Bluntly stated: He's on the other side!

The video below proves beyond any molecule of a shadow of a doubt the documents are not only fake, but poorly faked; all of them. Crimes have been committed and are being perpetrated upon America daily by someone who by law can not hold the office of power he is so blatantly abusing in a very successful effort to destroy our once great nation.

Let's look at this from a few different perspectives:

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I do not own this image. It was obtained through a Google image search using the key words "fox in the hen house." | Source

Look at it like this.

  • If you are a Blood, how do you feel about finding out a Crypt is running the show and you've been suckered all along.
  • If you're a hen, how do you feel about finding out it's the fox who holds the keys to the hen house, all the eggs, and the codes to the security system too?
  • If you're a mom, how do you feel about knowing your children will be bankrupt before being old enough to work by someone who knew that would be the result?
  • If you are a vet, do you feel the current person holding the office of the President has supported you? Do you feel the person that has total power over our military, over your lives, should be one of us?
  • If you're a Christian, how do you feel about knowing that your money will now go to pay for abortions and to support radical groups that slaughter Christians in the street for no reason other than they are Christian under this President?

I could go on. You get the idea. Basically, if you American, should you not take the time to seriously consider the very real possibility that we have handed over control of our nation to someone that can't stand it, doesn't want it to thrive, to grow or even to exist as a free nation in the world?

Everyone is pussyfooting around the real issue.

If he is not American born and he lied about it, then we must take into consideration the “truth” of his allegiance to this nation. We must consider the very real and distinct possibility, if he has defrauded the populace which would be the case if his birth certificate is fake, that he is indeed against America. That everything he has done which this nation has suffered from was done with purpose of forethought towards that exact same end. In my non-learned, lack of legal counsel opinion, from my very own little head, it just screams treason to me.

Please, watch the video in its entirety. If you can honestly say after seeing it that America is not in jeopardy, then good for you. I don't believe that will be the case.

Hard, cold, undeniable proof

I do not own this video. It is a recorded presentation by Mike Zullo of the results, thus far, of Sheriff Joe's team that was uploaded to by WesternFreePress.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio,

Thank you. Thank you for having the courage to stand up to what no one else is touching, to what endangers our entire nation, to what is so much larger and more powerful than you. God bless and keep you, Sir. We need you. I thank God for you and I hope more of us start supporting you, start demanding justice, and learn from your shining example of what a hero really is.

Disclaimer: This article is my opinion only.

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Sheriff Joe is not alone. Others see how important this issue is and are addressing it in other ways.

They just are not getting any play. You see, the current control of the media by this administration has allowed for the issue to be hidden, in plain sight complete with punch lines and zingers for further Fringe label re-enforcement, from from the masses.

Check out the proposed legislation found in the link below.

It would ensure this never happen again in America. Lets play Devil's advocate for a minute. Suppose it is all garbage and he is really an American citizen. Half the nation will never believe it because he's already provided such phony documentation. The nation can NEVER unite under this President. They can NEVER trust him. Nor should they.

The proposed legislation can hurt no one. It can only protect America.

Someone else who thinks it's an important issue.

While he may be another highly controversial figure, he too feels the issue is MAJOR. He has a following of literally hundreds of thousands who agree with him. But, we still aren't hearing about it.

The video below is years old. It is more true today than it was the day it was made.

The Manning Report with Reverend Dr. James David Manning

I do not own nor did I create this video. It is an original creation by Reverend Dr. James David Manning and uploaded to by ATLAHWorldwide. This is part two. He has been covering this issue and others on and off for over four years. I do not agree with every single point the good Reverend makes and boy does he get worked up. Overall, he's right. You should check him out.

Specifically, I do not necessarily agree with the good Reverend's assessment that the three men, Hannity, who I like, Beck and Bill are sell outs. I do think they are on a leash by the networks and sponsors just as he points out. I chose to believe, until such time as I see evidence to the contrary, they avoid the issue because they have to in order to keep their jobs and their audience. The good Reverend says they could start their own networks and maybe they could. It's a gamble. They have a huge audience now and are doing what they can within the framework they are trapped in. Just my thoughts.

This is not old. As you will see, here's yet another respected figure who thinks it's an important issue. He paid for not letting the issue rest, BIG TIME.

I do not own this video. It is an excerpt from the Manning report on 6-27-12 and uploaded to by ATLAHWorldwide.

Skillet - "Hero"

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Real heroes are real people. America needs every hero she can get right now. What will you do?

  • I will stand for freedom, for the Constitution, for America by speaking out loud and long every chance I get.
  • I will continue to be a hero through supporting our so called savior, the only President that has ever cared about us, the little people.
  • You be a hero. I'm worried about saving my own behind here.
  • Good night, woman! Don't you know the game is about to come on, something really important!
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pcharboneau 4 years ago from Oklahoma

I would consider this an opinion piece rather than an article. Even with that in mind, it rambles to the point that I lost interest about halfway through it. If you are just wanting to get your opinion out there, then you have succeeded. If you are writing this to practice your article writing skills, you really need to re-think the process. Sorry I couldn't be more encouraging.

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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Pharboneau - No worries. Thanks for sharing and God bless.

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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Vix, your voice screams from the mountaintops and is heard near and far. Well done! I'm not sure what the point of the last comment was; opinion piece or article....who cares? This is HubPages, this is a Hub, and you are a Hubber....and a damn good one I might add.

Well done my friend; my opinions on the state of the United States are well known so there is no reason for me to repeat.

Blessings to you


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Billybuc ~ Thank you so much. I really appreciate your taking the time and your words of encouragement are treasured.

I do have a big mouth. That's for sure. I'm worried about America. About us. About the children I work with. I don't see them ranking high by the "panel" Obama-care requires now to determine treatment. I don't think we can survive our debt without taking some drastic measures to pay it down, better yet off, now. I don't see our leaders doing that either. People are homeless with no hope of work. Children across the nation can't read. The barely over half of the nation that pays taxes is struggling just to survive and it's a pool that is shrinking exponentially day by day. Simple math dictates how far up stinky creek we are and I think the President ate the paddles!

Thanks bunches for the support. You know you are always welcome support or agreement or no. God love you!

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Angela Blair 4 years ago from Central Texas

Vix -- congratulations on this informative and well written piece -- I applaud you for your stand and I join you unquivocably -- and, my dear, we are not alone. Keep on keepin' on -- you're singing my song and I don't care who disagrees with us. Best/Sis

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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Angela ~ Thank you very much. Your support and kind words are most greatly appreciated. Yes, ma'am. We are not alone. It sure feels that way outside of Hub-pages, at times, though. I hope and pray that come voting day the media's deception is blown wide open as we Americans show just how united we are and vote him out by the biggest landslide in recorded history. God bless!

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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

You still have my vote! I have been searching and searching for that lost American patriot - we are here, so let our voices be heard. Voted Way Up In His Love, Faith Reaper

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William Young 4 years ago from Eaglle Grove, Iowa

That's a pretty good list, Poetvix! I used to live in Scottsdale, Arizona and I am a staunch supporter of Joe Arpaio. I do think sometimes he enjoys being a celebrity a little too much, but I'll tell you what--I'm with him 100% on his stance on law and order. Let them live in tents, wear pink underwear and eat baloney sandwiches! Give 'em hell, Joe! Great Hub!

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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Faith Reaper ~ Good morning and thank you very much for your read and kind comment. God bless and happiest of hubbing for you!

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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

William ~ Thanks bunches for the read and the comment. I love Joe, mostly for his never give in attitude. I agree he may like the celebrity thing a bit too much, but right now, it may be a good thing considering what issue he's taking on this time. Thanks again. God bless you and happy hubbing!

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SubRon7 4 years ago from eastern North Dakota

Great hub, Vix, you have my vote. I have followed the Arizona sheriff and the lady governor and aplaud (sp?) them both. I was aware of the movie 2016 but wasn't really sure if it actually existed, but I guess it does. I had to read your hub in two sessions, Vix, and please keep up the good work!

James W. Nelson

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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

SubRon7 ~ Thank you, James. I really appreciate the time as I know how busy you are. I love them both! I really feel sorry for her though the way the media is just so brutal. And poor Joe, they like to mess with him too but he's pretty good at turning it around to his own advantage. I have heard rumored that the movie will be out on DVD in October. I hope so. To hear Dinesh, and much of what is included in the movie, you can Youtube him at one of the earlier Republican events. He's easy to find on Youtube and truly and engaging speaker. Thanks again! God bless and may all your hubbing be happy.

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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

poetvix - Patriots all. "Faraway" was a nice touch. I don't remember how many times I felt that way as I went about defending what many of us hold dear. Looking around I find it incredible how many of my fellow citizens take their freedoms for granted. They feel entitled thinking their nation owes them something. Maybe once you have done something for your nation that may be the case. Otherwise keep your hand out of my pocket.

The Frog

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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

I enjoy your hubs I have a field day reading some of your views .. I could argue with a lot of the items you posted here.. but Im not going to I had too much fun reading.. and laughing we have to figure out a way to get that elephant off of Lady Liberty.. and I think how you grouped the men and women of the the armed forces as number five was brilliant.. but.. yes Im showing you my but.. calling them black men white man gay men.. shouldn't you just have said black people white people and gay and lesbians.. I dunno LOL you really know how to create a hub Vix.. :) Frank

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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Sir Frog - Thank you for taking the time. You are always welcome and your comments always appreciated. Those hands in our pockets seem to be going deeper every single day. I don't understand the left mentality at all. It's shallow in that they really don't seem to be able to do the math. Helping everyone sounds great. It's not feasible and frankly those who can help themselves should, in my opinion. The math alone should convince us all just how deep we are in the "poo." But, it doesn't. How can they not see that soon the pool paying for everything will be too small to continue doing so?

God bless and thanks again!

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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Frank - I'm glad I made you laugh :). You surely are making me smile now. You're right! I totally discriminated against women and I'm one of them. My bad. I'm so old. to me, "man or men" is still synonymous with humanity. Boy, is my lack of PC showing! I won't go so far as to say I know how to make a hub, but I do know how to state my opinion in such a brutally honest fashion everyone gets it regardless of agreeing or not. It has gotten me in trouble all of my life. It's OK. When younger, it was seldom really worth it. This cause is worth it.

God bless you Frank. Thank you for your time, the read and the cherished comment... and I'm still smiling! Happy hubbing to one of the best crime poetry writers I have ever read. profile image 4 years ago from upstate, NY

I have the same view as you do on Ron Paul, I admire his stand on the Constitution but think his foreign policy is wishful thinking. I love Skillet, its one of my favorite groups and Obama's America sounds like an interesting read.

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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

wba108 ~ Skillet is good! A friend turned me on to them a year or so ago. You should check out the book or the movie as it's based on the book. You can Youtube Dinesh too. He talks about much of what is in the book/movie in his other public addresses. He's a very intriguing speaker. Horrifying is more the word really when describing the implications. Thanks bunches for the read and comment. God bless and the happiest of hubbing!

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epigramman 4 years ago

...well being your Canadian neighbor I am not so familiar with some of these names but my dad would love you for including the men and women who fought in all wars and of course I adore you Rhonda for just being you and putting together this hub presentation like the world class hubber that you are.

It was so nice to see you just now and I hope sincerely you are well and happy these days. Incidentally I wrote a heavy metal hub poem this morning called

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epigramman 4 years ago

.....Epi's History lessons #13 - The libidinous roll of thunder.

Your Presidential race is down to the proverbial wire and neck and neck - I'll take Obama to win - what do you think?

As always sending you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time ontario canada 2:05pm

Your passion for politics is admired and your writing is essential for anyone who wants a better life in this continent of North America.

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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Dearest Epi,

It's so good to see you. I feel so bad for our brave men and women who serve for they are grossly mistreated at the present time by our own leaders and too many Americans that love to scream for their rights but are more than willing to trample on the rights of everyone else.

I can't wait to read the heavy metal poem! I just read a really lovely piece you wrote about the creatures of the wood. I will never cease to be astounded by your range of topic and emotion.

I pray every night for the future of our nation. We can not survive Obama. If he manages to win, through voter fraud, machine manipulation or any other underhanded tactic we all expect now as a matter of course, America as a free nation and world power will be over. I'm not loving the other guy either. America has to find some way to hold all of our leaders accountable to the people rather than letting the machine they have become roll over the land further.

Thank you so much for your kindness and support. I love it when you drop by. Have a most safe, happy and hubtastic weekend! God bless.

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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Excellent write dear poetvix!

God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Faith Reaper ~ Thank you so much for your read and kind comments. It's good to know there are still those of us with faith in this nation. God bless and keep you and yours!

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jennifereve110 4 years ago from New York

What a hub? i love all the heroes. I fell pleasure to see their photos and read about them..

Thanks for sharing information about them.

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poetvix 3 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Jennifereve110 ~ Thank you! Poor Sheriff Joe is in trouble, again. It seems from an article I read today the radical left is calling for a recall! Go figure. I'm praying for him and I hope the rest of us will too. God bless and happy hubbing!

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epigramman 3 years ago

Hello Rhonda - I am just checking in with you to see how you are feeling these days and it's never too late to wish a good hub friend and an esteemed colleague (and a very passionate one at that about 'her' politics and her dreams for a better America one day) to wish you a happy new year and sincere wishes for your health , happiness and prosperity in 2013.

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poetvix 3 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Dearest Epi ~ It's so good to see you. Honestly, I feel like I'm looking through a fog. It has to lift soon, one way or another but it's taking a toll. I'm off at the now on medical leave and I really hope to be able to get back to writing soon. My entire life has been consumed by the situation created at work and the injury resulting from it, but nothing lasts forever. Thank God.

It's hard to believe the new year is only on its second month. So many things have happened already. I sometimes think time is speeding up in a weird way. Things seem to move faster than they did just ten years ago. I must be getting old ;).

I wish you a most joyous and happy 2013 that exceeds your wildest expectations. You, dear Epi, are a treasure. God bless you.

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