A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words …

PICTURE WORTH A 1000 WORDSA Picture is Worth a Thousand Words:

The White House insisted on covering prominent Christian symbols for a 2009 speech at Georgetown University, but had no problem holding a press conference under a giant a banner of Yasser Arafat, the founder of modern Islamic terrorism who looted hundreds of millions from his people.




The Lost Tribe: Jewish Democrats Back Hagel



With Democrats poised to ram former Senator Chuck Hagel’s nomination through the Senate, despite Hagel’s refusal to turn over all relevant financial records and speeches, all eyes should now turn to the Democrats who portray themselves as pro-Israel.

If a Republican president nominated someone as anti-Israel and borderline antisemitic as Hagel to Secretary of Defense–say, Pat Buchanan–the press would rightly have a field day. But when President Barack Obama does so, aided by self-interested politicians who proclaim their abiding belief in the ties between the United States and Israel, the press remains silent.

To recap: with his openly expressed negativity toward Jews and Israel, Hagel is the most problematic candidate for a high post in an administration in decades. Between his apparent willingness to countenance accusations of Israeli “war crimes,” his support for negotiations with Israel’s terrorist enemies, and his unwillingness to express support for Israel in the face of Palestinian terrorism, Hagel’s anti-Israel credentials are well in order. Add in Hagel’s attempt to shut down the Sixth Fleet’s USO Center in Haifa (“Let the Jews pay for it,” he spat), his scornful assertion that he is not the “Senator for Israel,” and his belief that the so-called “Jewish lobby” intimidates members of Congress, and you’re looking at a bigot.

And yet the Democrats, including President Obama, continue to push Hagel through. That’s no surprise from an administration that treats Israel more harshly than it treats most of America’s enemies. But it is a surprise from the Jewish members of the Democratic caucus, who should know better–not because they have dual loyalties, not because they represent a “lobby,” but because Jewish politicians above all should understand the importance of a safe and secure Israel.

But they don’t.




American Principles Is Proud To Recognize Patriot Day …

American Principles is proud to recognize Patriot Day – the annual commemoration of the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

It is hard to believe that 11 years have already passed since America’s encounter with evil and infamy. Yet surely, none of us will ever forget where they were and what they were doing when they heard or watched the news of that day.

Although we deeply mourn family, friends, and fellow Americans who were lost, we must continue to celebrate their legacies in honor of their sacrifice and the suffering of their loved ones.

Our faith in the American Spirit was re-energized on that day, as we witnessed American Exceptionalism at its very best. We heard stories of not only professional rescuers, but also ordinary people, performing exceptional feats of selfless bravery and heroism.

On that day, America showed the world the character of a free nation. Our strength and resilience will be noted in the history books long after our physical beings are gone from this earth.

Patriot Day also reminds us that we should always appreciate our loved ones every day, every moment … at all times. Take a moment to kiss your spouse and children when you are rushing out of the house. Be sure to tell them you love them during a brief phone call between meetings.

We are proud to be Americans on this day, grounded by the ideals of our founding fathers, and inspired by the legacies of dedicated first responders and unexpected heroes to live each day to the fullest so as to honor those who lost their lives forever.


In Honor of Frank P. Laffler, Dec 5, 1918 – August 4, 2012

Dec 5, 1918 – August 4, 2012

In Honor of Frank P. Laffler; for his service to our country and the legacy he leaves behind.

Frank Paul Laffler, 93, passed away on August 4, 2012 in Longwood, Florida.

Frank was preceded in death by his devoted wife of 65 years, Arlene, his brother Robert, his sister Ruth, and granddaughter, Nicole McCormick.

He is survived by one brother, Ralph Laffler of Tequesta, Florida, three children: Larry Laffler, Lauren McCormick, and Suzanne Hudson.

He also leaves behind seven grandchildren: Mark and Brett Laffler, Brandon, Daryl, and Kristine McCormick, Bryan and Keith Hudson; six great-grandchildren: Collin, Allison, Gabriella, Anthony, and Emma Laffler, and Connor McCormick
Frank, who was commonly known as Bud by his family, was born on December 5, 1918 in Brooklyn, NY and moved to Tappan, NY in 3rd grade. He graduated from High School in 1938 and became a skilled welder. Frank then relocated to Honolulu where he became employed as a welder working on U.S. Naval ships in Pearl Harbor. Having a desire to fly airplanes, he attended flight school in Honolulu and took his first flight in December 1940 and on April 20 1941 made 3 solo landings and received his private pilot’s license. Two weeks before the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, he returned to the mainland where he became employed at Weston Welding in Rochelle Park, NJ. In May of 1943 he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force and was honorably discharged in April 1947. Frank then went into the printing business with his brother Ralph in Hackensack, NJ. However, soon the Korean War began and Frank was called back to active duty in May 1951.

Major Frank Laffler served his country honorably and left a distinguished legacy. He was a decorated veteran of World War II where he served in the 15th Air Force 5th Bombardment Wing (H), The Korean War, and the Vietnam War. During his service he earned several medals including the WWII Victory Medal, American Theatre Service Medal, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, Philippine Independence Ribbon, a total of 4 Air Medal Oak Leaf Cluster decorations, and several other Commendation Awards. Frank served in the Army Air Force flying a B-17 for 50 combat missions in WWII primarily over Italy. He flew various aircraft commanding crews aboard B-29’s, KC-97’s to the giant B-52 Bomber. At the height of his career he commanded a crew of 8 in the B-52 flying in the 306th Bomb Wing (SAC) for 10 years before retiring in 1967 with over 10,000 flying hours in the USAF. For Frank’s last tour of duty, he was sent to McCoy AFB, Orlando, in 1961. A few years later he purchased a home on Lake Conway, in Belle Isle, where he and his family lived a wonderful life.

After 26 years of service, Frank retired from the Air Force in 1967. He then purchased Curry’s Printing Company in downtown Orlando and continued to work for almost 20 years. During this time, Frank took pleasure in fishing, scuba diving, and cruising the Bahamas and the Caribbean with family and friends which continued throughout his retirement. A visitation will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2012 from 1:00-2:00 pm with a funeral service to follow. Arrangements entrusted to Woodlawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Gotha, FL (407) 293-1361. Condolences may be offered at




American Principles hammers Obama on “YOU DIDN’T BUILD THAT” with billboard on busy I-95 in South Florida.

After our successful billboard program highlighting the perils of an unsustainable level of national debt, which is approaching $16 trillion for the U.S., AMERICANprinciples is “ready to roll” with our message on free enterprise and the role – or lack thereof – of government in individual achievement and success.

Our latest I-95 South Florida billboard, shown above, highlights the fallacy of President’s Obama’s message that success is the result of the efforts of others, not of the individual. Our Declaration of Independence was written, and our nation was founded, in part to empower the individual to maximize his or her potential and achievement.  Government and communal intervention is not only counter to our basic founding principles, but an obstacle to American Exceptionalism and success.




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