Political parties and personalities are not as interesting as what stays the same no matter who is elected to office.


Our questions appear in bold type:

We are frequently told that The Troops are in distant lands fighting to protect American rights and freedoms:


“…the men and women of the armed forces guarantee our freedom…”


“For now, the skies above the Olympic Peninsula belong to the Navy’s mission of defending freedom. What that sounds like is up for debate.”


Congressman Derek Kilmer:

Wars are for freedom and democracy.


If wars are fought for democracy-how come women were not allowed full voting rights at the end of WWI?

Why the need for a 1965 Voting Rights Act if overseas military operations somehow secured voting rights?


If The Troops defend American rights and freedoms, what becomes of those freedoms when the US leaves Syria, Lebanon, Somalia, Vietnam, Afghanistan, etc., without a victory?


How Do The Troops Defend The Constitution?

Not asking about the oath of enlistment. Asking about what happens after the oath has been taken.


Is the freedom talk just for federal holidays and overseas military operations?

Canadian baby boomers being banned from U.S. for admitting they used pot years ago, lawyer says


What effort have you made to end federal prohibition of marijuana?



American freedoms may come & go.

Some examples:

Legal marijuana, concealed carry of handguns, semi automatic rifle sales, federal minimum drinking age, sports betting, voting rights, bump stock baninterracial marriage, gay marriage, tobacco sales, open container laws, etc.

Are these freedoms linked in any way with The Joint Chiefs of Staff, The Troops, The Dept. of Defense or the outcome of military operations overseas?



The US should maintain strong and ready military forces.

In some cases, the US Armed Forces provide for our physical security. That’s as good as it gets.

In terms of American rights and freedoms-The Dept. of Defense has no more say than the Dept. of Agriculture.

Do you find any fault in these statements?



Every 12 months, the US Department of Homeland Security gets another $40 billion in taxpayer funds.

Dec 18, 2019 ABC7 Eyewitness News

‘Meth is king in California’: Golden State is major hub for Mexican drug cartel activity, DEA says

How does it make sense to have The Troops in Iraq & Afghanistan-working to keep bad people from coming here to do bad things, while cartels continue to move product into US communities?

Oct 23, 2019 Q13FOX

‘The Pacific Northwest is drowning in methamphetamine:’ 17 arrested in major drug trafficking operation

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for risking your ass in Iraq & Afghanistan-working to keep bad people from coming here to do bad things.

Don’t worry-The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe:

More here:

Maybe Get Away From The Bragging About Freedom?

Lies And Propaganda For Your Freedoms

A Formal Congressional Declaration of War

Wars for Freedom?

Fake Freedom Isn’t Free

Freedom Comes And Goes – Joint Chiefs of Staff Play No Part

Right To Vote is Protected by the U.S. Armed Forces?

Jet Noise Made Them Free?

Military Town – Hometown Pride

US Troops at the border, El Chapo takedown, opioid lawsuits, REAL ID, Homeland Security grant money, CBP social media posts, strict post 911 security protocols and a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security fail to keep meth from entering the Puget Sound area:

Drowning in Meth

Newspeople play along by not asking questions.


Here’s a guy that will not be invited to ask questions at the Presidential Debates:

Operating A Camera In A Public Place



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