Someone once told me that integrity is the internal compass that keeps us on the straight and narrow path in life. That it’s as solid as a rock and demands that we do what’s right no matter what the consequences. It’s a non-negotiable contract with yourself. Some people claim it’s something that can be learned while others say we are born with it. For me it doesn’t really matter. My integrity example were my parents because they live by this internal code of doing the right thing. I was indeed blessed…and cursed. You see integrity is doing what is right and not what feels right. And it’s not an easy path to walk down.
When I was 18 years old I was working in a paper products plant and I witnessed two temporary hires doing something wrong. When I say wrong, I don’t mean they were doing their jobs wrong. I mean they were knowingly doing something that could impact the reputation of the company. I could have easily turned the other way and let them off taking the easy path But it would have been the wrong thing to do. So I reported what I witnessed to my supervisiors and the two were questioned, then fired. The days that followed were tough because I received threats from other workers of this temp agency. Not physical threat but threats none the less. They told me to keep an eye on my car. That tires are very expensive. I did my best to shrug it off and press forward with doing my job; but it was hard.
Having integrity and doing what’s right is essential in a republic if we want to keep it. Without it we will eventually destroy ourselves from within. And what we’re seeing right now with all the leaks about these scandals surrounding the Obama administration are people with integrity stepping up and doing what’s right no matter what the consequences. These are the kind of people we need in Washington and in our government. They should not be treated as criminals when all they’re trying to do is warn the American people that we are losing are liberties and freedoms. That we are being spied on and our government is collecting data on each of us. You see they know in their hearts that what they are being told to do isn’t passing the smell test. So they are speaking to us through leaks and via anonymous sources. They are telling us that we had better wake up because there are people and forces in government who seek to steal your liberties in the name of national security. There are people with no integrity…no internal compass to guide them that wish to fundamentally transform America and we had better pull our heads out of the sand soon. Now on to the links.
Below are links to some outstanding conservative/libertarian articles. Please take the time today to hit the links and visit their site. When you are there hit their tip jars if they have them. These fine people work for no pay to bring you the truth, expose the lies, and to get us all talking to each other again. So tee it up and enjoy another SENTRY JOURNAL round at the links.
Ace of Spades: Prism: Background Info [ArthurK]
Adrienne’s Corner: What’s being hidden from us…
American Glob: VIDEO: The IRS Scandal In 5 Minutes
American Perspective: OOOPS! Gov’t Forgot To Monitor Phones In #BENGHAZI
America’s Watchtower: Obama appointees are using secret email accounts to hide…
ARRA News Service: EPA, Accused of Bias and Discrimination Against Conservative Groups
Asylum Watch: Are The Green Brainiacs The Most Insane of All?
Atlas Shrugs: French Government Opens Museum Honoring Muslim Homicide Bombers
Breitbart: NSA Inadvertently Intercepted Emails, Phone Calls of Innocent Americans
blogsense-by-barb: Hitching Up the Bible Belt
BUNKERVILLE: Government also collecting credit-card transactions
Catholibertarian: NSA, FBI Tapping Servers Of 9 Top Internet Companies…
Capitol Commentary: ObamaNation: IRS Edition
Conservative Hideout 2.0: Are we living in 1984? Rand Paul Thinks so
COMMON CENTS: How PRISM Easily Gives Your Private Data Over to Big Brother
Doug Ross@Journal: U.S. Tech Industry “Could Pay Stiff Price for PRISM”
Eye of Polyphemus: The Three Stooges–Uncivil War Birds
Freedom Is Just Another Word…: Pursuit. Gun Treaty. Impeachment! Buy an AR! Backdoor!
Fuzzy Logic: A Leaderless America? Not So Much
Hot Air: Video: Dirty Laundry in the New Mexico Democrat Party
I’m a Man | I’m 41: “OBAMA IS A LIAR, A LIAR!!!” – The Young Turks
iOwnTheWorld: We Demand President Obama Resign
J O S H U A P U N D I T: Tyranny By Stealth
Laughing Conservative: The Age of Not Serious
Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion: First Bloggers Amendment
Libertas and Latte: Disarm them while they’re young….
Libertarian Republican: If he’s lying to us about NSA spying, the IRS, EPA…
Liberty at Stake: What, Am I Chopped Liver? (A Rant From Jack Wiley Dithers)
Maggie’s Notebook: Oklahoma’s Long Road to Ensuring Against Sharia – CAIR Hates It!
Manhattan Infidel: The Leaks of Leon Panetta
Moonbattery: Welcome to 1984
Motorcitytimes: IRS Scandal: Obama said “jump” and the IRS responded “how high?”
NoOneOfAnyImport: Helping Those Who Have Helped Me
Nuke’s: Reagan at Normandy
Pirate’s Cove: Oh, Noes, Earth’s Alarm Bells Are Ringing!!!!!!
Politics et al: A Scale of Depravity
Political Clown Parade: Old McBama’s Farm Of Scandals
Political Realities: How Much Secrecy Is Too Much?
Proof Positive: The Great Debate: Obama Vs. Franklin
Randy’s Roundtable: North Dakota Just Keeps Booming
Restoring Liberty: Obama: If You Can’t Trust Government, We’re Going to Have Some…
Right Truth: U.S. Embassy In Beirut Fails To Meet Security Protocols
Say Anything Blog: Senator Hoeven: Holder Should Step Down, NSA Controversy…
Spellchek: Remembering Those Who Died To Kept Us Free
teresamerica: Limits of Tolerance
Texas Conservative News: Attention #Texans – @GovernorPerry Needs Your Input on Budget, CSCOPE
That Mr. G Guy’s Blog: What’s It Like In Lindsey Graham’s World?
THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS: BAD RELIGION VS. DECENT SECULARISM
The BLAZE: Nancy Pelosi Can’t Remember Promising This One Thing She Promised
The Camp Of The Saints: When The Rule Of Law Breaks Down…
The Classic Liberal: Helping Terrorists Win Since 9/11
The Daley Gator: God bless Neil Cavuto
The Foundry: Susan Rice to NSC: Obama Goes All In on Failed Policies
The Lonely Conservative: So, The Big Internet Companies Did Help The Feds Spy On Us
THE OTHER McCAIN: Rush Limbaugh: Still Winning
The Reaganite Republican:Trey Gowdy Rips IRS Scum a New One
THE rightscoop: Mark Levin: Republicans who are OK with NSA collecting data…
The TexasFred Blog: DHS insider: It’s about to get very ugly
Theo Spark: Living in the Government’s Fishbowl
TOTUS: VERIZON and PRISM: Can you hear me now? Obama: Yes we can!
U.S. Constitutional Free Press: America Wake Up: ‘We are in the midst of a coup’
Virgina Right: TEA Party Patriots organize massive rally in DC: AUDIT IRS! June 19th, 2013
Wake Up America: IRS Abuses Continue Despite Being Exposed
WARD WORLD: Eric Holder Refuses To Answer If DOJ Monitored Phones for Members of Congress
What Would The Founders Think: Washington – As Real As Fake Can Be
WESTERN HERO: It’s for your own good!
WyBlog: Obama Administration issues import ban on iPhone 4 and iPad 2
Zilla of the Resistance: Under the Fedora: Entering Nixonland
Thanks for all the great articles. As always you guys are the heat. Have a great week.
Liberty forever, freedom for all!