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Nobodies Opinion Oct 2015


By Billy “Kneecap” Braddock

Here we are in October getting ready for Biketoberfest with partying on our minds. However, I need to write this column in advance so I’m still in September. This past Sunday I went to the 9th annual 9/11 Memorial Ride and Ceremony. Even after 14years, the memories are still embedded in our minds and hearts. Even though the weather was terrible (rain, rain and more rain) 500 bikes showed. The USPS has nothing on these dedicated bikers. Their motto should be “Neither rain, nor heat, nor gloom of heart stays bikers from honoring and remembering the heroes and the fallen”.

The thing that broke my heart was when I saw an on the street interview with college freshmen. They know very little or nothing about the tragedy of 9/11/2001 when Islamic terrorist murdered 3000 innocent people. Granted, they may have only been 4-5years old but they graduated High School. Was this not taught in school? Apparently not. Is this what our educational system has become? Unfortunately, this is true. They indoctrinate not educate. I wasn’t born when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, or when there was WWII, but I learned about them in school.

Another thing that opened my eyes to what is happening in this country; an elementary school student was asked what he knew about 9/11. His reply was (paraphrased) “Why should I care? I’m Mexican”. Somebody needs to tell him that 90 countries lost citizens that day and 15 were Mexican.

I’m writing this on Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day). This is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the U.S. Constitution and those who have become U.S. Citizens. It is normally observed on September 17, the day in 1787 that the delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document in Philadelphia. In 2005 the U.S. Dept. of Education announced the enactment of a law that mandates that all publicly funded educational institutions provide educational programming on the history of the Constitution on that day. Guess what? It was no surprise that when I called several public schools no-one knew what I was talking about. Education is the foundation of any country. It looks like ours is sitting on quicksand. Abraham Lincoln said it right “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms it will be because we destroyed ourselves”. We spend a lot of time looking for intelligent life on other planets. I’d be happy if we found some in Washington D.C.

Our Constitution is being trampled on and misrepresented daily. The 9th and 10th Amendments have failed to curtail the growth of the federal government and the Supreme Court has failed to keep the other two branches in check. The men in black are writing their own laws

I have a lot more to say about the Constitution on my website

I had sex with a telephone operator and I think she reversed the charges. To be on the safe side I took a pregnancy test. Thank God the results were I’m just fat. I’m too old to have kids.

See you on the shiny side of tomorrow.

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