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Restore America to Greatness Once Again
"Postcards from America - Postcards from Israel" ^ | November 28, 2011 | Norma Zager

Posted on 11/28/2011 7:32:53 PM PST by Ari Bussel

It’s All about Local Politics in 2012 By Norma Zager

“All politics is local.” Tip O‘Neill

The year of the 2012 election has officially begun. I am drawn to the quote from the former Speaker of the House.

I take “local” to mean pertaining to self-interest.

Now, we in America will be forced to decide what is in our best interests. To stay on our current path or head in a new direction that will lead to a more prosperous and stronger America.

Of course there are those whom would argue the point with me rather voraciously. For what is in the best interest of one, may not be the opinion of another.

But in the upcoming election is this really the case? Or is it in everyone’s best interest to understand the good of all is at stake, and it is the same for all.

I hear so many people, including American Jews, discount Israel’s survival as an important issue in their lives.

After all, how can a country across the globe affect our problems in America? A country that has missiles aimed at it from seven different countries? What are their odds anyway of actually surviving, so who really cares?

On the surface this might be a reasonable assumption, but it is far from reason or sanity. It is a total denial of all that confronts us nationally and internationally.

If we look at the current global picture it is the most frightening in our history.

The United States is under attack on all fronts. I do not mean battlefields per se. I am referring to our economic, religious and personal safety fronts.

Our enemies have become a bloated mass of tyrants determined to make our country irrelevant.

They are succeeding.

Russia, who changed its PR image, is essentially as evil an empire as fifty years ago when it attempted to send arms to Cuba.

It just dresses better these days. Russians are Russians, you can dress them in fancy Armani suits, but their evil intent cannot be covered or disguised.

They are having a field day watching as a weak America self-destructs, and they, like birds of prey, will swoop down and divide up the rotting flesh.

When they attempted to bully the United States in 1960 however, our fledgling president, although inexperienced, had something our current leaders lack: strength of character.

John F. Kennedy was a war hero. He had a strong sense of patriotism and faith in God. He wasn’t an ideologue, but an American. This made all the difference when we were threatened.

Now we face a deadly threat not only from Russia, but also from Iran, Syria, and others across the globe sensing our newly weakened position in the world.

We have a president who is more at home in Indonesia than in New York City or Las Vegas.

Unfortunately for him what happens in Vegas doesn’t necessarily stay in Vegas and the message he sent was clear.

So how does this threat pertain to Israel? Simple. Israel is the first duck in the shooting gallery row.

It is the first to be taken out to get closer to the stuffed bear behind the counter. As Israel goes, so goes western civilization.

Oh sure the Pope may sit in his beautifully appointed suites in the Vatican, far from the problems of “those Jews” in Israel, but he is in the proverbial fool’s paradise.

I dread to think of that beautiful Sistine Chapel and magnificent dome in St Peter’s under attack, but under attack they will be.

The war has begun and no one is even fighting back. How amusing that mankind is so oblivious even while under assault.

What are the French doing to prevent the destruction of their way of life? They are killing Jews.

What are the English doing? They are espousing hatred and anti-Semitism against Israel.

What is the United Nations doing to unite the world? It is holding Durban conferences to malign and ostracize Israel and create more anti-Semitism.

What is the United States doing? Calling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a pain in the butt and a nuisance to deal with.

Wonder how effective all these actions will be at the moment of reckoning.

Not much I suspect.

Divisiveness aside, economically we are toast. The current economic policies of the US have weakened our ability in the marketplace.

China waits salivating over our decaying system like a vulture. Just circling for the attack while we keep printing more money and weakening the dollar more every day.

So in the end what has Israel to do with any of this?

In the end is the appropriate phrase.

Once Israel is gone, the entire Middle East will be under extreme Muslim rule.

The Muslim Brotherhood is preparing to take over Egypt and all points east and will do so effectively, and with very little resistance. They are the Trojan Horse in Troy, and they have already entered the city gates.

And back to politics.

I am not endorsing any candidate in this piece.

I have no illusions left that any politician is saintly or morally better than another.

I do however firmly believe politics is local.

I want a president who understands the power of strength, militarily and economically.

I want a president that understands Israel’s strategic position in the Middle East is vital to American interests.

I want a president who does not exhibit weakness to other countries or bow to the threats or wishes of Mother Russia. One who answers those threats with a tough line and even, if need be, actions to show American resolve.

I want a president who places the economic stability of this nation before any insane ideological beliefs.

That believes American growth and job creation is critical, and creates opportunities for Americans to once again avail themselves of the magical entrepreneurial spirit that built and sustained this great nation.

I want a candidate who understands the values that built our country were based on strong moral beliefs and good Judeo-Christian values, whether one believed in God or not.

I want a president that believes this country must work for every American or for no one at all.

When that person runs, I will vote for him or her.

Of all the moments in history when politics must be local, the most urgent time is now.

Let us pray Americans vote locally in 2012 and restore America to greatness once again.


The series “Postcards from America—Postcards from Israel” by Ari Bussel and Norma Zager is a compilation of articles capturing the essence of life in America and Israel during the first two decades of the 21st Century.

The writers invite readers to view and experience an Israel and her politics through their eyes, Israel visitors rarely discover and Israelis often ignore.

This point—and often—counter-point presentation is sprinkled with humor and sadness and attempts to tackle serious and relevant issues of the day. The series began in 2008, appears both in print in the USA and on numerous websites and is followed regularly by readership from around the world.

Zager and Bussel can be heard on live radio in conversation on the program “Conversations Eye to Eye between Norma and Ari.”

© “Postcards from America — Postcards from Israel,” November, 2011 Contact:

First Published Nov 28, 2011

TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: americangreatness; politicsislocal; presidentialelection; sovietunion

1 posted on 11/28/2011 7:32:58 PM PST by Ari Bussel
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To: Ari Bussel

When was it restored the first time?

2 posted on 11/28/2011 7:36:37 PM PST by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: Ari Bussel

‘They’ are determined to

DESTROY America TO facilitate tyrannical satanic global government.

They have no interest of restoring America or our Judeo-Christian values, as a nation.

Quite the opposite, actually.

3 posted on 11/28/2011 7:52:33 PM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Quix

‘They’ are determined to

DESTROY America TO facilitate tyrannical satanic global government.

They have no interest of restoring America or our Judeo-Christian values, as a nation.

Quite the opposite, actually.


4 posted on 11/28/2011 8:19:24 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: unkus

What percentage of FREEPERS . . . at least frequent posting FREEPERS


are at least 60% aware, awake of such facts and realities?

5 posted on 11/28/2011 8:21:55 PM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Quix

10%....maybe. What’s your guestimate?

6 posted on 11/28/2011 8:29:43 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Ari Bussel

A Slap in the face is quite refreshing..
That is part of what’s facing “US”..

Cloward-Piven is pure genius but malevolent..
Saul Alinsky was a really smart Icehole.. and Bastich..

7 posted on 11/28/2011 8:32:34 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: unkus; Alamo-Girl; Lazamataz
I think I'm too influenced by wishful thinking.

I keep hoping it's 55+%

When it's likely between your 10% and 15% or so. Sadly.

The 150+ members of the END TIMES ping list and many of the 150+ members of the UFO ping list are quite informed and awake. Yet, not a huge percentage of them are frequent posters. Maybe 50% or so of them are relatively frequent posters.

The religion forum . . . maybe 30-50% or so. I'd like to think 50-70% but I think that's wishful thinking.

Of the Dispensationalists--90% or more.

Of folks like Alamo-Girl who's more or less a lay expert on the Book of Enoch--though she denies it--in my book she is because she's so bright; Biblically informed and very logical and thoughtful in her study of such . . . folks like her--100% of them are likely more or less at least 60-85% awake, or more, imho.

A lot of FR's social stars like Lazamataz are but don't advertise it much at all.

Of the mods . . . that's very hard to guess because we are so in the dark about the mods generally--though rumors leak out from time to time. CERTAINLY at least a very potent, vocal, intense minority of them, if not a majority are decidedly ANTI-awareness etc.

They SEEM to be unaware and hostile to the whole idea of being awake. They seem to think that being awake is somehow tarnishing to FR's reputation; that FR is too fragile or weak or anemic or something to be able to handle the facts of such issues--even though globalism is PROVEN with warehouses full of evidence in their own words and documents as well as being virulently hostile to all FR stands for.

WHO do the FREEPERS think have spent so much time shredding our Constitution so that they could do their Marxist/globalist dirty work all the easier and more thoroughly? Sigh.

It boggles my mind. Why do they think that politicos like Grahamsky, McChurian, Perry, Rommny, et al end up singing the globalists' songs and doing the globalists dirty work with a GOP whitewash?

Why do such FREEPERS spend so much time kowtowing to, believing, if not sucking up to the perspective of the MSM on such issues??? It boggles my mind.

It's kind of like the Scripture about Christians as salt in the world. How can FREEPERS stand for God, Country, The Constitution etc. if we have lost our savor??? our saltiness? . . . If we are saying the same thing the Marxist globalist machine owned MSM are saying about such issues, where is our potency in behalf of the Constitution and our FREEdoms?

Sigh. It just boggles my mind. I don't understand it. I just don't understand it. And sometimes, I probably get too worked up about it. I just hate to see a great website as well as our Great Nation whimper quietly into the dark.

Yeah, we have to be wise to be maximally influential. However, our influence is not really anemic. We aren't really that fragile. ARE WE? Why do we 'need' to act as though we are???

I just REALLY don't understand.

Thanks for your kind reply. I guess it brushed some of my rant buttons. LOL.

Have a blessed CHRISTmas season and New Year. May the looming traumas of WWIII on the near horizon be delayed as long as possible. Israel moving their big missles into strategic positions sounds pretty ominous to me. But then I'm just kooky Quix. What do I know!

8 posted on 11/28/2011 9:21:28 PM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Quix

Thank you, Quix. I think your perspective is very accurate....and appreciated by me, at least.

9 posted on 11/28/2011 9:37:27 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: unkus

THANKS TONS for your kind reply.

May God richly bless you for your kindnesses toward me.

10 posted on 11/28/2011 9:41:27 PM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Ari Bussel

“Constitutional Government”....gets the DC crowd into a frothy spittle spraying rage...full-blown PDS/CDS psycho break.

11 posted on 11/28/2011 10:04:27 PM PST by mo
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