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Welcome to The Conservative Word

Welcome to The Conservative Word

Posted by Ed Mattson on Mar 12, 2015

In today’s political arena, the nation seems to be much more divided than in the past, however since the founding of the country, every generation has had to deal with challenges that, at the time, were felt to be almost insurmountable by the people. The country faced the battle for independence from England, wars against colonialism, tyranny, and to insure freedom and liberty for countries other than our own. We even had to fight ourselves when the nation was torn apart by states rights and the slavery issue during the Civil War. We have had to cast off corruption in government, expose the crony capitalism that continues to try highjacking our economy for personal gain, and are just now understanding how government control over education has so dumbed-down our society, that a majority of people do not have a clue as to the perils that face the very existence of this country. The rise of conservative thought in the face of the Marxist-Socialist agenda of the left is the last vestige of hope for the salvation of our democratic representative form of government. Throughout our history there has been a commonality that has held the country together, and that is liberty and freedom.  The federal government is choking the very blood out of our quest for freedom, and the pursuit of happiness, making many citizens feel the American Dream is beyond their reach. The problem is exasperated by the electronic age in which we live. News travels as fast as the speed of light; the advent of Facebook, Twitter, and other social media have become the news reporters of...

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America’s “Road to Perdition” in politics and the media

America’s “Road to Perdition” in politics and the media

Posted by Ed Mattson on Apr 9, 2017

When Barack Obama said his goal was to fundamentally change America, there were many who foolishly believed the change he was promising sounded so good, because he was such a “nice-looking guy”. And besides, he would be the first African-American President. Little did they realize, and many still haven’t a clue as to what has taken place over the two terms he was in office, that the changes forced down our throats put America on the Road to Perdition. All one has to do is look around and ask themselves, are things better than they were ten years ago? Is $200+ trillion in unfunded federal mandates (to pay for retirements and federal obligations into the future), and $20 trillion in our national debt, a good thing for our children and grandchildren? Is it not completely immoral that the federal government never talks about the long term financial Armageddon we have laid on the doorstep of future generations? The presidential election of 2016 was an eye-opener. Basking in the knowledge that her highness, Hillary Clinton would win in a landslide, the headlines were already written and just waiting to be printed by the mainstream media of America who were solidly in her corner. Donald Trump, having already been tarred and feathered by so-called journalists; liberal talk show hosts and hostesses; and the late-night comedians who man the mikes of the boorish programming that only those with a single digit IQ would find entertaining, was told he needn’t even show up on election day. The piling on included the LGBTQ Fascists (according to Merriam-Webster Dictionary – persons or groups that exalts...

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Democrat Party . . . White sheets to brown shirts Part 1

Democrat Party . . . White sheets to brown shirts Part 1

Posted by Ed Mattson on Feb 26, 2017

The Democrat Party is the oldest continually functioning political party in the world, dating back to 1792, as the Jeffersonian Republicans or Democratic-Republicans. it was the party of Thomas Jefferson; a party formed in opposition to the aristocratic Federalist Party of Alexander Hamilton and the Founders who believed in a strong central government. The name “Democrat Party” was adopted in the 1830’s during the Jackson Presidency. From UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History, 2009: “The Democratic-Republican Party stood for states’ rights in opposition to the powerful central government the Federalists were building. As such, its members believed in strict interpretation of the Constitution, limited central government, and a small national military. Democratic-Republican Party policies represented the interests of common free men, particularly U.S. farmers, craftsmen, and laborers. Its economic policies reflected the needs of small businesses and individuals rather than of wealthy merchants and large commercial ventures. It also was the party of the plantation economy in the South.” On the other hand, the Federalist Party originated during George Washington’s first administration (1789-1793), and it dominated the government until the defeat of President John Adams who ran for reelection in 1800. Thereafter, the party unsuccessfully contested the presidency through 1816 and remained a political force in some states until the 1820s. Its members then passed into both the Democratic and the Whig parties around 1834. Those who became members of the Whig Party met in Ripon, Wisconsin, “to establish a new party to oppose the spread of slavery which was one of the goals of the Democrat Party, into the western territories of the United State”. Slavery was stridently promoted...

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Democrat vs. Democratic

Democrat vs. Democratic

Posted by Ed Mattson on Jan 24, 2017

We have two major political parties in the United States. There is the Republican Party and the Democrat Party. Somewhere along the way we seem to have given birth to a bunch of political hacks that are bound and determine to call themselves part of the Democratic Party. There is no such party, but that is what the Democrats chose to call themselves even though there is living proof that they are anything but democratic . . . just ask Bernie. To show you where I am going, simply type in the words, “Democrat Party” and see a long, almost never-ending parade of reference to a Democratic Party. Those mis-informed fools can’t even get the name of their party correctly! This annoying mis-use of the word DEMOCRATIC is the exact opposite of what the Democrat Party stands for. As I just stated, just ask the supporters of Bernie Sanders who were supporting a candidate that didn’t have a prayer of a chance to become the Democrat party nominee for the president of the United States. Democratic is a term that implies fair and honest. We didn’t see much of that during the last presidential election did we? To refresh your memory, reflect on the antics of Donna Brazile, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Sid Blumenthal, Robby Mooks, Maggie Williams, Cheryl Mills, Clinton, Huma Abedin, Mandy Grunwald, and John Podesta. Real stand-up folks! If that doesn’t suit you, then just look back through the history of the Democrat Party, paying special attention to the way those early party members treated citizens of the United States who were not “lilly white, Anglo-Saxton, Northern European,...

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They’re not just ignorant . . . stupid is as stupid does!

They’re not just ignorant . . . stupid is as stupid does!

Posted by Ed Mattson on Jan 24, 2017

The face of reality. The 2016 election is over and we have a chance to set America on a sound course. It won’t be easy and it won’t be a fast process, but we have been given a second chance and we must hold President Trump to the highest of standards. History is full of ignoramuses, but today’s history is being marked by fools who do not have a clue as to how lucky they were to have been born in America, or who became American because their families were able to immigrate to this great country. There are also many who are in the U.S. because they were able to emigrate using our VISA process but are not here permanently. Most of those folks realize that they are fortunate to be here and partake of our democratic freedoms and liberty. There really are several different kinds of Americans residing within our borders. We have what NBCNews writer, Tom Brokaw, called the Greatest Generation Americans, which are those born in the late twenties,  thirties and forties, who literally brought the United States to the forefront of global leadership, and saved the world from domination first by, the Axis Powers of the Tripartite Pact –  Germany, Italy, and Japan, and then by the brutal dictatorship of the Soviet Union during the Cold War. We then have the offspring of the Greatest Generation, politely termed the Baby Boomer Generation, which is a mixed bag of good, bad, ugly, ignorant, spoiled, and feckless bunch of fools God could have ever imagined. Some turned out being great leaders and mentors for the generations...

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A new and invigorated America beginning January 20, 2017

A new and invigorated America beginning January 20, 2017

Posted by Ed Mattson on Jan 23, 2017

The Left just won’t go away and accept the fact that Donald Trump won the 2016 Presidential election. As I wrote in my article last week, maybe the west coast should become their own country and let the rest of us live in the America our Founding Father left to our parents, who in turn, left to us. They would be much happier in their Liberal-Marxist utopia and I know most of Americans would be happier without the constant barrage of the Left trying to destroy the fabric of our country. According to Inquistr.com and numerous other sources regarding the election results, Trump managed to garner the support of about 2600 counties (83% of the geographic total) across the country compared to just 500 for Hillary. But that doesn’t even come close to the absolute rejection by normal, level-headed Americans of the whole leftist agenda . . . we want to stay a free and Constitutional democratic representative republic with our unalienable rights afforded by God. Consider the fact that 32 of the states are controlled by Republicans, while there are only 13 controlled by the Democrat Party. Five states are split governments. Every time the Democrats lose more and more control of the legislative process on the state and national levels, they increase their demand that the governing Republicans adopt liberal policies that are part of the Democrat platform. Of course, the media and the fringe elements always yell the loudest, but I think it is time the Republicans just do as the voters have been demanding and GOVERN according to the mandates outlined in the U.S. Constitution....

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“Califoregoton” – Yeah . . . Go for it!

“Califoregoton” – Yeah . . . Go for it!

Posted by Ed Mattson on Jan 23, 2017

Hillary’s past caught up with her and the leftists crybabies are now bemoaning the fact they couldn’t elect their unindicted felon candidate The 2016 presidential election has been settled. Hillary’s past caught up with her. Donald trump is the new President-Elect much to the dismay of the left, and in spite of the most lopsided peanut gallery on the left made up of a biased media; almost all of the “Hollywood elitists”; the super-rich/fat-cat crony capitalists of Wall Street; the Washington (lobbyist) influence peddlers; the entrenched politicians of both Democrat and Republican Parties; the government employee unions; the special interest groups sucking at the hind teat of government corporate welfare, and of course, the Hillary Clinton Crime Family cabal. Obama declared the election of Hillary Clinton would be a reaffirmation of support for his legacy-in-the-making, but the American people had finally had enough of being bent over by those we had elected to govern. They rose to a peaceful revolution, ousting the failed leadership of President Barack Hussein Obama and Company and the corrupt Justice Department which clearly showed its face in their version of a two tiered system of justice, so they shouldn’t be surprised. Our government has been poking the American public in the eye dating back to January 20, 2001, with inauguration of George W. Bush, up through the Hope and Change era of the current administration. They got what they deserved! Now comes California along with rumblings from Washington and Oregon as well, that they want to cede from the union. I think that is a great idea. Good riddance! I suggest they start with...

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Government meddling equals predictable results

Government meddling equals predictable results

Posted by Ed Mattson on Mar 6, 2016

Like most Veterans Today writers I receive a lot of email, much in response to my views on a particular subject, but I just as often receive many ideas readers send me for subjects about which to write. There never seems to be an end to what needs to be opened up for discussion or issues that need to be brought to light, because it’s a sure-fire bet the political elite love their world of hidden agendas and secrecy. In all honesty, I love to go out and drive for Uber these days, as the job is great for relieving stress, helps minimize writers-block, and is just plain fun. Eight to ten hours a week talking to Uber riders is all it takes to shed new light on a variety of issues, and picking up some extra money doesn’t hurt in this economy the government keeps telling me an 95 million people who aren’t working, is really doing great. In Charlotte we get a lot of international visitors. They are among the most interesting, as Charlotte is surprisingly a big change from their home countries and vastly different from many of America’s large cities like New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington DC. The first thing people notice are the friendly, smiling faces, and conservative nature of the people they meet. My mother always taught my brothers and me, “never discuss religion and politics”, yet it seems that after seeing my old USMC window sticker on the rear window, they can’t wait to discuss those very issues as I deliver them to their destination. Doing Uber has been really...

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Part 2 – The Second Amendment

Part 2 – The Second Amendment

Posted by Ed Mattson on Oct 27, 2015

I published Part 1 of this article just after I finished running off a copy on my printer. I don’t believe the ink was even dry on the copy when I receive a couple of replies on Veterans Today, lambasting me on what I had written and stating in no uncertain terms that VT should no longer publish my work. Isn’t it interesting that even with the First Amendment guaranteeing our right to free speech, backed-up by the Second Amendment giving we the people the ability to enforce the U.S. Constitution by force if necessary, that we have those who would deny a person to write about what’s on his mind. Now that’s priceless! In response to the replies I wrote that they should withhold judgment until the article was complete with all parts being published. I further stated I had been writing for VT for a period of time and that it is an open forum where freedom of discussion was encouraged. Out of a readership numbering in the hundreds of thousands, plus being accessed globally, I always expect to hear from those with differing opinion, yet have never called for their voices to be silenced. That is one of the principles of the First Amendment (freedom of speech), that those of us who served in the military should be amply aware. Redressing those who believe only their views should be heard and all others be denied a platform to voice their opinions, is exactly why we should be thankful for the Second Amendment, because an unarmed citizenry has no protection against a government who would enforce censorship...

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Part 1 -The importance of the Second Amendment

Part 1 -The importance of the Second Amendment

Posted by Ed Mattson on Oct 13, 2015

The Second Amendment is one of the most important rights we Americans have to protect our freedom, liberty, and insure the safety of our family and homes. It is not an issue of being part of a “well regulated militia” as some wish to use as a narrow definition. You have to read the Federalist Papers for the true intent. I think we all recognize we are living in a dangerous time, both here in the U.S. and around the world. We have global instability with the Russians in the Middle East purportedly to “fight ISIS”; their continued threats of aggression in the countries of Eastern Europe; and the potential for them to join OPEC in an attempt to bolster sagging oil prices and to drive a stake through the heart of NATO whose member countries are reliant upon imported petroleum to maintain their commerce. The Chinese are eyeballing a possible power grab in the South China and East China seas, according to current and former U.S. officials. Kim Jung-Il of North Korean is waving a threatening fist at America with his rapidly-emerging capability to deliver and detonate an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) device in the sky over America which could knock out electronic computer circuits and paralyze virtually all activities over a vast region. And what looks to be the start of “cycle of provocation” by either or both, Beijing or Pyongyang in the region, testing U.S. resolve in our relationship with Japan, the country we militarily neutered following World War II, and South Korea. In the battle against terror, we see Obama and our wobbly-kneed, Congressional leaders, cede...

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The politically correct military

The politically correct military

Posted by Ed Mattson on Sep 21, 2015

The effect of political correctness is to fundamentally change America, so much so that our Founders would never recognize what has occurred. It is not only maddening, but downright dangerous when such nonsense is extended to those who have volunteered to protect and defend this country. The folly of the liberal-progressives is their idea of a politically correct military. It all began in 1972 as the war in Vietnam was drawing to a close. Active U.S. involvement ended in January 1973, and the world bid South Vietnam sayonara when North and South Vietnam officially became one.Vietnam veterans, made up of those who volunteered and those who were conscripted, came home to the jeers and heckling of those who were opposed to the war. Instead of receiving America’s thanks for doing the duty they were called to do, the “Baby Boomer Generation” turned their collective backs on those who went off to war. It is those same Baby Boomers who became the foundation for what has put America on a non-stop highway we call political correctness, and began their quest to fundamentally change America, long before Barack Hussein Obama was even wet behind the ears . . . a mere dope smoking teenager in the making. Yes, the birth of political correctness gave it’s tacit approval for the “burn your bra era”, NOW (National Organization of Women – probably more correct to say National Organization of Wannabe Men); endorsing Dr. Benjamin Spock telling all of us how to raise our children; open sex and marriage; liberal politics; the foolish thought that government could win the War on Poverty by redistributing...

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The wheels are coming off

The wheels are coming off

Posted by Ed Mattson on Sep 10, 2015

Recent headlines that two women were graduating from the Army Ranger Training Program at Fort Benning, Ga have liberals giddy with joy. 1st Lt. Shaye Haver, 25, and Capt. Kristen Griest, 26, were the two who completed the program out of 19 women who enrolled in the traditional all-man class 364. Sixteen dropped out and one is still enrolled but is repeating a portion of the training. Congratulations should be extended by all, because of the 4057 soldiers who enrolled this past year, only 1609 earned the right to wear the Ranger Tab. God bless them all. Those of us who have served know that the use of our military should only be used to deter aggression, insure the safety and liberty of our country, and render aid to our allies or those unable to defend themselves from unwarranted elements of oppression. Civil War general William Sherman I think put to rest the idea that war is glorious when he stated: “It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is hell”.          Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman Americans should awake every morning and thank God that there are a handful of individuals (about .05% of the population), both male and female, who choose to don the uniforms of the U.S. Military and take an oath to defend the country. In case some of us older Veterans have forgotten the words (forgetfulness comes with age), and to those who haven’t a clue about what I am writing about: “I, _____, do...

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Part 2. Racism, bigotry, slavery, injustice, and the Democrat Party

Part 2. Racism, bigotry, slavery, injustice, and the Democrat Party

Posted by Ed Mattson on Aug 12, 2015

The Democrats must be held accountable for their history of perpetuating slavery, racial hatred, bigotry, the founding of the Ku Klux Klan, and their attempt to purchase the Black vote with bribes of federal welfare and handouts! The political party of The South has been synonymous with the Democrat Party since well before the start of the Civil War. Originally it represented the constitutional position of “states’ rights” – the sovereignty of the states over the authority of the federal government whose power was to be limited, with all other powers reserved to the states. History has forgotten that the two political parties today, the Democrats and the Republicans, were once one in the same . . . The party was called the Democratic-Republican Party, and it was organized by James Madison and Thomas Jefferson in 1791. The purpose of the Democratic-Republican Party was to stand in opposition against the Federalist Party in the country’s earliest elections. They supported states’ rights and voiced a strict interpretation of the newly ratified U.S. Constitution. The party was made up of rural Americans, supported by family-based agricultural interests, and the workers of society. The Democratic-Republican party was fearful that the United States government might resort to a powerful centralized entity resembling the monarchy from which the country had just gained its independence. The general population of workers and farmers, increased the influence of the party throughout the 1790’s. They were afraid of the Federalist Party which was made up of the elite wealthy aristocrats of the Northeast, and which populated most of the urban areas. The Federalists wanted to create a national...

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