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Mark Caserta: It’s time to prepare for the next wave of terrorism – Micro-warfare.

21 Mar

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Mark Caserta is an opinion columnist and editor at Free State Patriot

March 21, 2020


 

As each of us manages COVID-19 in our own way, please know we will get through this. As with plagues we’ve endured since the beginning of time, this too, shall pass.

But, beyond the tragedy of illness and death, equally tragic would be a scenario in which we fail to learn a lesson from this Corona pandemic.  We must be introspective and begin asking ourselves different types of questions, questions heretofore inadequately posed.

But, certainly, commensurate with the day and age in which we live, we can never afford to return to a “pre-COVID-19” mentality.

First, if an enemy country desired to bring the United States to her knees, how would they possibly do it?

It simply couldn’t be done militarily.  Frankly, we have the greatest military in the world.  Our weapons systems and military might remain virtually unmatched across the globe. A large-scale attack on the U.S. would be immediately met with a “shock and awe” only the American military could provide.

Even attacks involving chemical warfare, electromagnetic pulse or cyber-technology, while increasingly imminent, have yet to sustain an attack on the U.S. resulting in virtual socioeconomic collapse.

The U.S. is simply the most powerful, self-sufficient nation in the entire civilized world – period.

But what about an enemy, so stealth in its approach, we could never see it coming?

What about an attack, so far beneath our diagnostic radar, we wouldn’t even know of its presence until it was well within our shores?

What about an incapacitating virus?

Imagine a virus, that when exposed to a vibrant, fluid society, would gestate quickly and render populations around the country incapacitated with the fear and worry of possible death.

Certainly, with the gaps in our nation’s borders, even a negligible enemy force could infect a few individuals and plant them in densely populated areas, intentionally exposing host victims in magnanimous numbers.  The virus would then advance exponentially as individuals infect vast numbers of unsuspecting people around them.

This microscopic enemy would not be subject to our military prowess, only to the degree of social interaction.

Next, what if this form of “micro-terrorism” proves to succeed in crushing the mighty economy and infrastructure of the U.S., rendering it immobile and starving. What if the American people and government subsequently reveal they are not only vulnerable to such an attack, they are ill-prepared to deal with it effectively.

What if other enemies of the U.S. become cognizant of the fact that they, too, can effectively target America by simply leveraging our open borders to deploy an inexpensive, devastating virus upon our people?

Will U.S. officials respond, each time, as we are now responding to COVID-19?  Will we shelter-in-place until the coast is clear?  Will the only answer be “social distancing” and starving the virus?  Can we ever hope to contain and diffuse such an attack before it’s deployed?

I submit, our nation’s response, while timely and appropriate, is becoming widely observed and recorded throughout the world.  And frankly, the question as to whether COVID-19 was a socially-injected form of micro-terrorism is mute as this point.

The greater concern should be when will it happen again and how do we prevent it!

What do you think will happen when our enemies discover they can do more damage with a form of mutating virus than was accomplished with the greatest terrorist attack in U.S. history on 911?

Have we reached the point of no return?  In many ways, I believe we have.

There are liberal mindsets such as enabling open borders, illegitimate accusations of xenophobia, discrimination and catering to illegal immigration which if not dissolved, will leave our nation operating at perpetual risk.

These liberal, Democrat platform axioms must be crushed – now. These policies have enabled this type of attack.  We must act not only to protect our nation’s sovereignty but lives at risk of individuals engaging in micro-warfare.

Yes, micro-terrorism has truly changed America.  And our lives now depend on never returning to a “pre-COVID-19” mentality.

Finally, understand the city of Huntington is being led by a liberal, progressive administration which subscribes to be the antithesis of conservatism and common sense.

Question:  Where do you suppose Huntington, WV will be if we become inundated with a virus of this magnitude?  Do you feel our city’s infrastructure and policies could handle even an “ounce” of additional peril beyond our current level of self-inflicted demise?

How comfortable do you feel your family’s interest would be at the top of the list of priorities?

Preparation is the key.   And our electoral system is the only language politicians are willing to understand.

Waiting until you’re in the middle of the crisis, is too late.  That’s how people die.

It’s time to be proactive in our approach by placing competent leadership at the point.

Vote like your life depended on it –  because now, it does.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Caserta: Voter registration for the homeless is bad idea for the city of Huntington.

4 Feb

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Mark Caserta is an opinion columnist and editor at Free State Patriot

February 4, 2020


 

Liberal Democrats seem willing to do or say absolutely anything to stay in power. Their actions are proving they are willing to compromise the very heart of the city of Huntington, WV. to advance their progressive agenda. Even if it means garnering illegitimate support from voters who will refuse to bite the hand that feeds them.

We’ve witnessed the rapid decay of our fair city under this current administration. The citizens of Huntington have watched from the sidelines as our mayor has marched our city down the field of degeneracy and economic decline.

I’ve written on the city administration’s feckless approach at building an economic model on drug rehabilitation. We know we have rehab facilities in our city that are actively soliciting addicts from outside our city and state to come to Huntington for rehab. Of course, all of this is being done under the guise of compassion.

Of course, the fact that these programs and salaries, supported by your tax dollars provided based on the supply and demand of the rehab process, couldn’t possibly factor into this equation.

In a pig’s eye!

I have no doubt there are a few genuinely concerned individuals in these programs who truly have a heart for the addict. I also have no doubt there are individuals prospering financially as the need for rehab grows in our area.

Everyone wants to see addiction conquered. We just adamantly disagree on the process. Enabling an addict is a poor method of rehab. We have to provide them hope for the future – not needles.

Common sense would also dictate it would behoove these rehab houses to support an administration that would continue to pave the way for the growth of the rehab industry.

Yes, I said industry. And it’s rapidly becoming Huntington’s number one business, if not already.

So, pursuant to acquiring voters willing to support the growth of this industry, there is currently a voter registration initiative for registering the homeless and felons to vote. A homeless person would simply use an “agent’s” address as noted in their flyer promoting the program.

“No address? No problem! Based on the flyer, just ask a staff member of Harmony House and they’ll gladly cut through the red tape of voter legitimacy! Just be sure you pull the lever on the left.

How far will we allow the city of Huntington to decline under liberal rule? As economically productive people are being pushed outside our city limits, we have institutions that are readily replacing them with non-productive, dependents.

And now, we are seeing a valid liberal “quid pro quo”! We’ll provide you all the amenities and benefits of citizenship in return for your allegiance and voter support.

How about the legality of such an offering?  The potential abuse of the process is obvious!

Certainly, there couldn’t possibly be any collaboration with city officials to support this process – could there?

I submit the mayor and the deep state lurking in the shadows of our dilapidating city realize Huntingtonians have had enough of the failing liberal policies under which we’ve incurred the rapid ruin of our city. They realize to win an election, they must build a new voter base. A voter base with no allegiance to the growth of a city, but to an administration that will cuddle and comfort them.

This is an absolute debacle and a slap in the face to the citizens of Huntington.

Folks, it’s time to step up for our city. This behavior is not designed to improve Huntington. It’s designed to dominate it with liberal policies. Our city is dying a slow death. How long before it takes it’s final breath?

Stop the insanity by draining the Huntington swamp.

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JOIN THE PRAYER VIGIL FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP AND OUR NATION!

18 Jan

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JOIN THE PRAYER WAVE NOW! Trump asks nation to pray over his impeachment, says he’s done nothing wrong – Prayer sweeps the nation!

18 Jan

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Mark Caserta: Huntington, WV – By every standard is ready for a change in leadership!

17 Jan

However, the collateral damage by the Williams administration will take time to repair.

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Mark Caserta is an opinion columnist and editor at Free State Patriot

April 1, 2020


 

In the city of Huntington, WV. we’ve allowed an administration of liberals to dictate the direction of our city. Progressives are rapidly converting our once, thriving community into the East coast hub for substance-abuse rehabilitation, crime and destitution.

Understand, this isn’t about compassion. Anyone with a heart cares about those bound by addiction, buried in poverty or impacted by crime. We are simply in deep disagreement as to how it should be addressed. And conservatives can certainly love people while not condoning their behavior.

This is in stark contrast to liberals, who have proven themselves incapable of this disciplined approach to life. They equate love with an unqualified acceptance of any lifestyle, regardless of the content. They prove it every time they lash out in disagreement immersed in hateful rhetoric.

I’m convinced the only way we are going to begin winning against the progressive movement is to do so at the local level. National change must begin with individual communities rising to the occasion and refusing to be overtaken by failing, enabling liberal policies.

And the citizens of Huntington, WV. are ready to make a change!

Several things must happen sequentially for our city to be returned to greatness. The first, arguably, is understanding the progressive movement and its modus operandi. It will be impossible to distinguish qualified leadership until we’re able to discern their heart and genuine intent. We must be able to hear beyond eloquent verbiage, which while “sweet to the ears”, is venomous to the body.

I’ve spent nearly two decades writing about the progressive movement and how it’s destroying our nation. And while it isn’t complicated, it is resilient. The progressive movement relies upon conservatives being either ignorant of the issues or disengaged from the solution. And frankly, they’ve been working diligently in the schools and in the media, to keep us that way.

And sadly, too often, we’ve accommodated them from the sidelines.

Liberals are in the business of creating controversy, very similar to how a pyromaniac starts a fire. First, they require some sort of accelerate to spark a flame. This is usually something by which they can trigger an emotional response by a segment of the population marinated in questionable behavior, usually outside of the Biblical values upon which our country was founded.

Once the flame of contention has been ignited, they are tenacious about “fanning the flame” by striving to be the voice heard above the fray. They understand that while many people in society lack engagement and knowledge about an issue, everyone has emotions. It’s the emotional response they seek to germinate in the soil of contrariety.

It’s a fact that people will respond more often to an emotional stimulation much more than to an intellectual one. Count on liberals to seize upon every opportunity to leverage “identity politics” to rally troops to the far left. They cannot win in the theater of ideas. Truth will never get in the way of a liberal.

Hence, the promulgation and success of the progressive movement.

There are timely examples of how liberals have used this technique. One example is how they’ve converted “illegal immigration” into an emotional issue about separating families at the border. Another would be how “abortion” is all about women’s health. Every time there is a shooting, liberals use emotions, rather than common sense, to suggest taking guns away from law abiding citizens will reduce gun crime. Still another would be how Christian conservatives “hate” the LGBTQ population simply because we don’t condone their behavior or give them additional “protected” status above and beyond the protections we are all allocated by the Constitution.

The list goes on and on.

Liberals have purchased and now “own” terms like “inclusion, acceptance or tolerance.” Sadly, with the complicity of the liberal media, Christian conservatives have allowed them to do so. With identity politics, they’ve also attempted to purchase African-Americans, woman, Hispanics, LGBTQ and illegal aliens.

The only segment of the population liberals have never been able to purchase is Christians.

The liberal infestation is never going to change on the national level, until states, cities and communities stand up against leaders hell-bent on inflicting their liberal policies at the local level.

I can’t think of a better city upon which to build this change than our own city of Huntington. We are better than this! But we’ll never succeed in our valiant efforts to return our city to greatness under the current leadership.

We must change leadership.

The empty recognition our city’s leadership has received for being at the “forefront” of the fight against opioid abuse is laughable, but it’s also very troubling. We keep doing the same things over and over and expecting different results.

Step outside your door and take off your blinders. Are things really getting better in the city of Huntington? Are their fewer drugs? Is there less crime? Are you making more money? Are you proud of your city? Anyone committed to intellectual honesty knows the answers.

Next steps? Turn the sound down on your television or be more discerning about what you hear. Use our local newspaper to line your bird cage. Begin relying on reliable sources for your information – but there aren’t many.

Beware of “wolves in sheep’s clothing” who outwardly appear sincere and forthright, but are inwardly laden with deception and greed.  And people have become savvy to politicians who try to make themselves look better by attacking the opposition.  They understand the effort is simply meant to invoke a vote “against” a candidate, versus a vote “for” themselves.

Tearing someone else down doesn’t increase one’s stature or integrity.  People are so tired of political hypocrisy and personal attacks.  They want to move on and support a better system.

And once you’ve gotten the facts, make sure your voice is heard above the fray. Be diligent, committed and prayerful in your actions.

We will make a difference this election.  And as a unified community, we’ll keep it going.

Huntington will, once again, become “The Jewell City.

Mark Caserta: It’s time to “Drain the Swamp” in Huntington, WV.

17 Jan

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Mark Caserta is an opinion columnist and editor at Free State Patriot

January 17, 2020


 

Don’t be mistaken. While the mainstream media focuses on what they call “the impeachment of Donald J. Trump,” it’s nothing of the sort.

This is an attempt by liberal Democrats to negate the 2016 presidential election and essentially void the representation our forefathers set in place, known as a Republic.

Understand, Democrats just didn’t envision the impeachment of President Trump over the past couple of years. It began when he descended the escalator in Trump Tower and announced his candidacy for President of the United States.

I’m not making too broad of a characterization when I submit that liberal Democrats have become vile and despicable purveyors of ignorance. Their willingness to return the U.S. to the days of failing presidential policies, acutely declining economy and appeasing our enemies, both foreign and domestic simply to defeat and disparage Donald Trump, is nothing less than treasonous.

Our country is experiencing a miraculous restoration that defies any conservative expectation! Unemployment is at an all-time low for every single demographic. The labor participation rate is the highest it’s been in years. The economy is thriving. Trade deficits with countries like China have been balanced. Our enemies fear us while our allies, once again, respect and trust us!

In just a little over 3 years, with incredible fortitude and leadership, President Trump has essentially negated the presidency of Barack Hussein Obama. And he’s doing it with conservative ideology and Biblically sound principles.

And liberals hate him for it! If Obama had experienced 1/10th the success in his 8 feckless years as president, He would have been hailed as the greatest president in history by Democrats! The hypocrisy is sickening!

Now, let’s bring this down to its smallest common denominator. Let’s bring it to Huntington, WV.

It’s been said, “all politics are local.” We have a city administration that aligns “unfavorably” with conservatism. Their inability to manage the city of Huntington has adversely impacted many people. And since they haven’t a clue as to how to bring in industry, create jobs or clean up our city, they are attempting to build an economic model on drug rehabilitation.

And trust me when I tell you, there are people profiting by attracting and at times, “delivering” addicts within our city limits for drug treatment. Our city, for all intents and purposes, has become a sanctuary for addiction.

Albeit at a different level, these policies couldn’t be more devastatingly liberal and perversely progressive.

If our city leaders worked as hard creating an environment conducive to industry and manufacturing as they do for becoming an addiction sanctuary, we’d be a very different city. The self-serving nature of our mayor and his minions is eroding the very foundation of this once great city.

Just as our nation needed a profoundly different type of leadership following the “fundamental change” of Barack Obama, the city of Huntington needs opposition leadership with the business acumen and intestinal fortitude to return our city to greatness.

Progressive ideology is destroying Huntington, just as it’s destroyed larger cities across the country. We don’t have to wait to see what it will do here. We’ve already witnessed the putrid, filthy lucre it establishes where it’s allowed to thrive. And once it’s allowed to “take root” it’s nearly impossible to expunge.

We need someone with a proven record of unwavering commitment to public servitude. Someone willing to make the unpopular decision, yet willing to always act in the best interest of the community. Someone willing to adhere to Godly values in decision-making.

And we need them now.

It’s very simple. We need to drain the swamp in Huntington, expose the deep state and begin replacing those politicians who couldn’t care less about a viable future for the citizens of Huntington and returning our city to wealth and prosperity.

We are tired of liberal politicians “peeing” down our leg and telling us it’s raining.

It’s time for us to give these people their walking papers.

 

Mark Caserta: Grace Food Pantry – An act of love toward our children.

6 Dec

But they need our help…desperately.

Hebrews 13:2 King James Version (KJV)

“Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.”

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December 6, 2019


 

It’s time for God’s people to realize that simply “talking the talk”, versus “walking the walk”, makes us no more valuable to the Kingdom of God, than the very worst among us.

I’m convinced God has placed earthly Angels among us, with the clear assignment of ministering unto His little children.  I believe Connie Miller, of Grace Food Pantry could very well be one of those ministering angels.

As I interviewed Connie while guest-hosting The Tom Roten Morning show on News Radio 800 WVHU, it was difficult to hold back tears.

Connie shared the story of one small boy who only had one pair of socks that he wore every day.  He protected those socks as if they were gold.  He hid them in his backpack for fear someone would take them.

She shared how children would smile and rejoice whenever they saw her coming with a meal.  They knew it belonged to them.  And it may be some time before they get another.

We take far too much for granted in this country.  We have children in our own communities going to bed hungry.  That’s just not acceptable.  And it’s up to us to fix it.

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Connie, a cancer-survivor, herself, has certainly not been overwhelmed with the financial means to fulfill her calling in this benevolent ministry. But without Grace Pantry, many people, including children, would have far less than they really need this time of year.

Connie has tenaciously risen from poverty and is on a mission to feed, cloth and minister to the most vulnerable among us – our children.  And believe me, when I tell you she ministers!

But Connie and her team can’t do this alone.  She needs our help.  Her stories about children in our area going to bed hungry and lacking many of the basics we tend to take for granted are touching, to say the very least.

People are hurting.  And the environment in which Connie and her team are ministering is rapidly changing.  The opioid crisis, addiction and family decay have made her job much more difficult.  She faces challenges in which parents make the choice to cover their addiction rather than choosing to feed their child.

It doesn’t get any sadder than this, my friends.  Won’t you help?  Financial assistance is critical, but Connie will also value your donation of time.

Act now, before it’s too late.

This is a non-profit organization which returns every penny to the ministry. It’s simply an act of love.

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Donations can be mailed to:

Grace Food Pantry

P.O. Box 3007

Huntington, WV. 25702

Or send your tax-deductible contribution to:

  www.paypal.me/gracefoodpantry

Visit their Facebook page at:

 https://www.facebook.com/gracefoodpantry/

Website: www.gracefoodpantry.org

Or simply call Connie at 304-638-1119, to arrange a tour of the facility.

 

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