"If Americans wish to preserve a country they will recognize,
then the first step is to recognize the enemy.
Public education is the enemy. The entertainment industry is the enemy.
The corporate culture is the enemy. The advertising industry is the enemy.
And most of the politicians in both parties are the enemy.
An enemy is defined as anybody, or any organization,
which is attacking the traditional beliefs of Americans."
Charley Reese
(1937-2013) American syndicated columnist
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I don't buy it but it's HIS allegiance to HIS belief. - BELIEVE: v. --tr. 1. To accept as true or real. 2. To credit with veracity. 3. To expect or suppose; think. --intr. 1. To have firm faith, especially religious faith. 2. To have faith, confidence, or trust. || FAITH: n. 1. Confident belief in the truth, value, or trustworthiness of a person, an idea, or a thing. 2. Belief that does NOT rest on logical proof or material evidence. See Synonyms at trust. 3. Loyalty to a person or thing; allegiance.
 -- Terry Berg, Occidental, CA     
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     -- jim, torrance,calif.      
     -- Anonymous      
    This wouldn't happen to be that Charley we were looking for in the jungle now would it?
     -- Ross, B-More, MD     
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    Sound doctrine!
     -- A TAylor, Pittsboro, NC     
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    Labeled a traitor. Hmm, didnt see that coming. Charley, you shined the light on a dark truth and now, I am sure the brain washed have crucified you, as I can see above. You have labeled the enemy correctly as, all these things attack morality through perversion (which is now widely accepted and the norm), thought processis, and our Constitution. This is one of those comments that makes so much sense it cant be true but it absolutely is. Example, if anyone thinks the Rockefeller Foundation bank rolled the Women's Liberation Movement to get equal rights and pay like men; you've been fooled and actually believed that a banker was concerned with getting someone else more money rather than himself. Truth is, only half the married couples in America could be taxed because the man worked and the woman stayed home teaching their kids good moral values; hopefully. After the movement, the State was able to get kids into school earlier and indoctrinate them as the new parents. Here's what happened and its evident all the time through good old fashioned violence and murder; taught them to attack all who were individuals or did not fit in with the group. That and other things. Further, the women were now being taxed so the US Treasury collected more money and so did the Federal Reserves owners, of which Chase Manhatton is a majority owner (NY) and Mr. Rockefeller was the Chairman and is still honorary chairman, if my memory serves me right. So, was this movement for women or for the state? Let me guess, now I am the crazy one. Now, go ahead and attack Charley, me, and anyone else who thinks this makes sense because we disagree. Makes so much sense, it cannot be true. Thats irony.
     -- Tom Lafayette, Middletown     
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     -- Anonymous      
    Charley is right on target. Just look around, it's so obvious that even a liberal could see it. Well, maybe not.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
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     -- Frank, Foreign      
    The enemy is any org or institutionalized set of beliefs that subvert individuality. Traditional beliefs may also subvert individuality.
     -- Waffler, Smith     
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    Yes, sir. Let's tear down our public schools (if parents can't afford to educate them, tough), let's keep those minorities in their ghettos, keep wages low and unemployment high, and let the sick and disabled take care of their own. Let's build a wall to keep out all those foreigners and put our darkies on the farms, and while we're at it put some of our great ole-time preachers up there in Washington. What this country needs is some hell-fire, brim-stone preaching and more use of tar and feathering. Hell, let's get rid of these damn rules for food, drugs, police, safety---all these government interferences. Next thing they'll try to do is steal our social security and Medicare.
     -- dick, fort worth     
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    Oh Look! Dick is here with his "everybody is bad and needs Big Brother" approach. Typical Liberal...everybody is bad....Hey Dick! What if the schools weren't being used as Socialist Indoctination Centers... do you think people would be so upset then? For what they are worth...absolutely, get rid of them or reinvent them.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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     -- Robert, Charleston      
    Government schools are propaganda centers designed primarily to program children to perpetually obey 'authority' and to condition them to the idea that the government is our benefactor. Notice that the entire culture of 'education' is now geared towards the acceptance of perpetual debt, government 'loans', government subsidies, and government 'studies' to prop up government support of monopolies. Unions have taken over government schools -- legalized racketeering to get more government money with no gain in smarter and innovative students. We are being groomed for credit cards, mortgages, insurance, and perpetual debt and taxes. All the 'enemies' above are in fact working in cahoots with the banking elite that count us among their collateral, and thus dare to dictate what we must learn, hear, believe, and obey. Standing up for oneself is seriously punished while falling in line results in privileges to keep the others in line, too. Give me a library over a classroom any day. Ivy league schools like Harvard and Yale have been co-opted by the money masters and are but grooming future narcissists as useful idiots for placing statism above individualism. That's why we have ghettos, dick, because the social, cultural and economic blight in many urban settings are the catalysts for producing generations of dependents. Many urbanites no longer have a connection with "the land" (self-sufficiency) and, thus, tend to be largely dependent on the state for all manner of their welfare, protection and sustenance -- this is admittedly 'progressive liberalism.' All the while the bankers enslave us all with promises of a better utopia -- all we need to do is take the property of the wealthier folks in the neighborhood. Wake up, dick.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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     -- Bonnie, Munising      
     -- Rita, Richland      
     -- AL, DC      
    Ummm, what are the traditional beliefs of Americans? There was an originally sought after jurisprudence that is no more. I personally agree with most of the list as to being antithetical to the principles and applications of natural law, pure liberty, inalienable rights and justice BUT, my small personal list seems to be contrary to the belief system of current Amerika also.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    A life without clutter, wholesome and giving, neighbors Not salesmen at the door. Friends, not enemies who wish to plunder my stores, to make destitute and recycle through their merchandising of humanity. The South in essence has risen again. simple ways, old school ways, have always been good ways. Plumb and square, just law and order administered with common sense and decency. with a great respect for nature and natural law.
     -- Ronw13, Oregon     
    Perfect description. Thank You Charlie, your wisdom and candor will live forever.
     -- Ken GArceau, Spokane, WA     
    Preservation of a country they will recognise? Life is about change not preservation both individually and collectively. Change is inevitable. Change for the good or the better is a matter of judgement often clouded by historical misinterpretation. Is clinging to religiously inspired and partisan ideals of the past increasingly irrelevant in today's world. Yes it is.
     -- Mick, Manchester     
     -- Mary, MI      
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