J. D. Longstreet

J. D. Longstreet is a conservative “Carolina Boy.” A Southern American (A native sandlapper (South Carolinian) and an adopted Tar Heel - A North Carolinian) with a deep passion for the history, heritage, and culture of the southern states of America. At the same time he is a deeply loyal American believing strongly in “America First.” He is also a very proud direct descendent of several Confederate soldiers. A thirty-year veteran of the broadcasting business, as an “in the field” and “on-air” news reporter (contributing to radio, TV, and newspapers) and a conservative broadcast commentator. Longstreet is a veteran of the US Army and US Army Reserve. He is a member of the American Legion and the Sons of Confederate Veterans. A lifelong Christian, Longstreet subscribes to “old Lutheranism” the foundation of which is “sola scriptura” to express and exercise his faith.  His Commentaries are posted at Omega Dispatch as well as many conservative sites on the Internet, and on Facebook.
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 00:00 GFP Columnist - J. D. Longstreet
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Texas Republican Congressman Kevin Brady asked during the IRS hearings last week:  "Is this still America?"

Good Question.  It is a question we have asked with great frequency for a number of years now.

As much as I despise having to say it, we are witnessing an America in decline today. We can sugar-coat it, we can parse it, we can ignore it, all at our peril. 

To fix it, we must face it.  And it is a painful thing to look, objectively, at our country today. 

For so many of you who have been born and have attained maturity in America since the 1950's, I can understand your wondering what I'm prattling on about. 

 
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00 GFP Columnist - J. D. Longstreet
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Attack of the Lapdogs!

WOW!  What a turn around! 

I refer of course, to the repentance of the Mainstream Media. Repentance here is meant in the classic definition:  turn around and go the other way.  That's what the press has done the past few days.  And, yes, it IS remarkable!

It is nigh on to laughable to observe the MSM in high angst going after the Obama administration after learning about the"monitoring" of AP reporters phone calls, both personal and business.  It really does depend, I suppose, upon whose ox is being gored.

As long as the Obama White House was persecuting conservatives, and backing and filling the Benghazi cover-up, everything was hunky-dory with the Mainstream Media.
 
Tuesday, 14 May 2013 00:00 GFP Columnist - J. D. Longstreet
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Allow me to state, up front, I expect to catch a lot of flack for these comments.  But I have a burr under my saddle and I'm going to pluck it out.

America's use of drones to kill her enemies does not sit well with me.  It's distasteful to me and most of all -- it strikes me as being dishonorable.

OK.  I have been accused of being a "throwback" to an earlier age, and I won't argue that, at all.  I'll go a step farther and tell you that I find little to admire about the current age and still farther to say that -- yes,I remember when America acted with honor both at home and abroad, with her citizens as well as with her enemies.

So far as I am concerned killing a terrorist with a drone is equal to placing a bomb beneath his vehicle or shooting him in the back.  I don't like either.
 
Saturday, 11 May 2013 00:00 GFP Columnist - J. D. Longstreet
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The Confederate Soldier has been slandered and libeled for 150 years.  Those who would drag his name through the muck and mire are still at it… full throttle.

Organizations who claim roots to slavery in this country (whether their ancestors arrived before, or after, 1865, it doesn’t seem to matter) deride the SCV and that beautiful old battlefield emblem the Confederate Battle Flag.

It would seem that the truth doesn’t matter. Their hatred for all things Confederate even includes some of their own ancestors, as it is a fact that African-Americans served in the armed forces of the Confederacy.  We know this.  We can prove this.  But try to convince the campus elite who gain favor with minorities for lambasting all things Southern.  The fact that blacks served in the Confederate armed forces can be documented… means nothing.  They have made up their minds and we have been unable to dent their armor of ignorance.
 
Thursday, 09 May 2013 00:00 GFP Columnist - J. D. Longstreet
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Now, I’m not going to sit here and say to the President, my US Senators, and my Congressmen that if they want me to support the new Immigration Reform Bill, first build a fence along the border.  No, I’m not going to say that.

What I AM going to say is… We don’t NEED the new Immigration Reform Bill!  Not at all.  We don’t even NEED a guest worker program!  Americans will gladly pay more for their produce if it means that can continue to maintain America as an English-speaking nation.  Heck, the money we save on the welfare services we now give, free, to the illegal immigrants would off-set the higher prices for produce at the market!  No, we don’t need either of those things.

What we DO NEED is enforcement of the immigration laws we have on the books today!
 
Tuesday, 07 May 2013 00:00 GFP Columnist - J. D. Longstreet
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A Not So Subtle Reminder - According to the Washington Free Beacon -- "Two Bear H nuclear-capable bombers were detected flying into the military’s Alaska Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) near the Aleutians, where a strategic missile defense radar is located, and Alaska’s North Slope region by the Arctic and Chukchi Seas on April 28 and 29, military officials told the Washington Free Beacon."  SOURCE:  http://freebeacon.com/bears-buzz-alaska-again/

It would appear "ole Vlad" is turning up the pressure on Obama to show some of that "flexibility" he promised Putin he would have after he was elected to a second term.

Those of us who remember the "Cold War," and even served in the US Military during the Cold War, recognize this behavior by the Russians as a form of bullying at which they are past masters.  It was fairly common to see Russian Bear bombers cruising just off North Carolina's coast.
 

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