About Ercille I. Christmas
Ercille I. Christmas was born in the tiny Caribbean island
of St. Kitts, the "Gibraltar of the Caribbean." She is thrilled to be an
American citizen, living in "the land of the free and the home of the
brave." Formerly a supervisor in the insurance industry, her life changed on
September 11, 2001, and she has devoted every minute since then, to speaking
and writing about the threat that Islamic terrorism and internal
anti-American behavior pose to our country. Her book, "Thoughts
of a Proud American," can be bought on Amazon.com, and she also blogs at
Spotlighting Pearls Before the Swine Swoop In
Leaders Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?
Having ‘a Political Argument with a Naked Man’
America, Watch Your Back!
Stop Eating Your Young
There, Mr. President
‘Rebooting’ America’s Image
New Year, American Taxpayers
Christmas ‘Roasting on an Open Fire’
Score: God, 6000+ Points...Eco-Zealots, 0
2009: A Bridge to December 7, 1941
& A Couple of IEDs
Return My Christmas Present, Please?
Came Early This Year
An Apology to Third World Dictators & Robber
Obama Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize
This Is Not
the Country of the Founding Fathers
There Yet?...Reason v. Racism
Side of Glory: The Other Victims of 9/11/01
Never Let a
'Serious Crisis Go to Waste'...
Everywhere Have to Be Free
Self & Mauling by Wolves
Good...and "People Are Crazy"
2009: Hold the Fireworks?
Liberty & the Pursuit of Death
Meet the Denizens
Flanders Field”: Memorial Day 2009
The Airplane Photo-Op Smacks into 9/11 Territory
George Washington...Still "First In Our Hearts?”
America: Land That I (Will Always) Love!
Eureka! I’ve Found It!
If Only I Were a Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse
Eric Holder’s Correct...But Not in the Way He Thinks
Greed Is King...Now Its Kingdom Is on Life Support
Honor the King
Beneficiaries & Their Day of Reckoning
Seeking an Attitude Adjustor
There’s A New "Plague” In Town...”Debt-itis”
Whither Now, America?
A Solomonesque Dilemma...Saw the U.S. in Half?
Bridge to Somewhere: My Wish List for a President
A Business Plan for '09...Without Fleecing Grandma
2008...Day of Patriots
The Lip-Synching Olympics...
John Edwards Was Right...There Are Two Americas
Who Is An American?
Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Entitlements
In Iraq, Al-Qaeda’s Surge-Protector Malfunctions
Happy Birthday to the USA: 'Whippersnapper Nation!'
How Did We Come To This?
Ercille I. Christmas
Spotlighting Pearls Before the Swine Swoop InApril 22, 2010
The apparent gutting of portions of the US nuclear program for self defense and
portions of the NASA space exploration program brought to mind thoughts of loss
and nostalgia. First though, I must pause and acknowledge the effectiveness of
President Obama, in at least one area of his job performance. He receives a lot
of flak for many of his policies. But, I have to praise our Caesar for at least
one skill. I am amazed at how efficient a "dismantler” he is turning out to be,
almost a one man wrecking crew, of the traditions, security and friendships of
the US, and with such speed. Simply astonishing! His feats can almost be likened
to the velocity of space travel! I give him a "solid
B, A plus” for his
As I marveled at that model of efficiency and speed, the questions flowed.
If there were to be no more United States of America, what memorabilia would we
want to keep? Would we want to want to keep historical monuments and other
buildings and structures of American pride and prowess?
Would we want to preserve the Flag? Would we be allowed to keep such tangible
symbols of Americana, by the werewolves who take over?
Would we finally come together, regardless of color of skin, and help our
neighbors, and not be obstructed by politicians in sheep’s clothing, whose
delight is in keeping social, political and economic divisions alive?
Would the professional race baiters find racial religion and harmony, and be
willing to give up their lucrative race baiting profession, for more morally
Would the perpetually offended, by invisible and manufactured slights, grow
nostalgic for the country that used to be, as they begin their sojourn in a
country where dissent is verboten?
Would corrupt politicians have an epiphany and cry out "My God what have I done,
in selling out my country for 30 pieces of silver”? Modern Judas wannabes, you
received much more in 21st century coinage, than a mere 30 pieces of silver!
If I woke up tomorrow and found myself in a land that is no longer the US, what
memories would I want to retain in the camcorder of my mind? Would I care to
retain any memories, or willingly retreat into what would be the welcome fog of
Alzheimer’s? At this point in time, the "what if’s” are purely fictional. I pray
to God that it is His will, that this country founded with His grace and
consent, be allowed to endure.
So, what would I "cling to,” besides God and the guns that I do not have? I
admit it. I am biased in favor of the Founding Fathers. I consider them real
men, who in the face of overwhelming odds – I would have bet against them – took
on the mighty British Empire – and won. I would therefore want Mount Rushmore
preserved, without any further additions. No one in this era is worthy of having
his or her face on that mountain. I would want to see the People’s House, after
it has been restored to its former glory, preserved. My great regret is that I
did not visit it in earlier years, those "corny” days when Flag, country, Mom
and apple pie reigned supreme. As for that precious Flag, I would tattoo it on
my forehead, if that were the only means of preserving some semblance of it. It
may be, by order of the US president, "Flag non grata,” in Haiti, but it is
welcome in the safe harbor of my heart!
My vote would be in for the preservation of Mount Vernon, where the legacy of a
great and humble man, our first president, George Washington, and still first in
many of our hearts, is meticulously preserved. Colonial Williamsburg would also
be definitely on my must preserve list. There is a little college located in
Michigan, by the name of Hillsdale College that I would hold onto to for dear
life. Hillsdale, true to its tradition, recently held an online Webinar,
Reviving the Constitution, which is available to the public. Wikipedia
Hillsdale College thus:
Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan is a co-educational, liberal arts
college known for being the first American college to prohibit in its charter
all discrimination based on race, religion, or sex; its refusal of government
funding; and its monthly publication, Imprimis.
Imagine that. The little college that could, founded in 1844, is almost as old
as the country it so proudly represents, and it is still chugging along, with
its principles intact. It’s core focus is the authentic US Constitution, as
written by the framers, not the one that some find to be "living and breathing”
as they try to tack onto it, items never intended by the Framers, far wiser men
than the tinkerers can aspire to be. That is my opinion as a "Rogue Scholar.” In
my vernacular, a "Rogue Scholar” is one who is non politically correct, one not
hobbled by the leftist crap burrowed into much of academe," and follower of
those revolutionaries who founded this country.
I suppose that we should keep, what is it called, Capitol Hill? Not much
constructive has come out of there in recent times. Some citizens are blaming
the inhabitants for the US they used to know, being decimated. Since this is my
fictional journey through nostalgia, I will make the executive decision to keep
the buildings and records. After all, my tweets, among millions of others, are
being preserved in the Congressional archives. Patriots who come together to try
to reconstruct the country we used to know, in my humble opinion, will find in
some of those tweets, the history of why the country that was – is no more.
Let’s see. Is there anything else or anyone worth keeping? Why, yes. It is the
people. In the words of the letter from 27 retired astronauts, sent to the
president, protesting his cuts at NASA,
detailed by Timesonline.co/uk:
"America’s greatness lies in her people: she will always have men and women
willing to ride rockets into the heavens. America’s challenge is to match their
bravery and acceptance of risk with specific plans and goals worthy of their
Blessed, fortunate or both, that is the essence of America – its people, willing
to risk "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” in service to their
country. "Dismantlers” of every age, will find themselves coming up against that
immovable force, the spirit of the American people. I keep
this reminder from Lt. Col. Allen West, the lesson of the marathon run of
Phidippides. Yes, the same Lt. Col. West who had a "teachable moment” with an
Iraqi who will probably recount eternally, his encounter with Lt. Col. West as
an American, who effectively demonstrated that he means what he says. He
probably gave Lt. Col. West a "solid AAA plus,” in the art of persuasion.
Having taken this stroll through priceless Americana, through the heart and soul
of this country, I can now confidently put away any fictional thoughts of the
disappearance of this US of A. There will always be the "few, the proud,” who
though outnumbered by the slackers, will make up for lack of numbers by breadth
of courage. These brave ones may have to keep reinforcing the lesson of their
indomitable spirit, until the rest of us catch up. They will – because they are
honorable. I am betting my life on their commitment.