American pioneers are any of the people in American history who migrated west to join in settling and developing new areas.
The pioneer concept and ethos greatly predate the migration to parts of the United States now called Western, as many places now considered as East were also settled by pioneers from the coast.
For example, Daniel Boone, a key figure in American pioneer history, settled in Kentucky, when that “Dark and Bloody Ground” was still undeveloped.
The Lewis and Clark Expedition, also known as the Corps of Discovery Expedition (1804–1806), …
..was the first transcontinental expedition to the Pacific coast undertaken by the United States. The challenging endeavor was commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson, it was led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark.
The Wright brothers, Orville (August 19, 1871 – January 30, 1948) and Wilbur (April 16, 1867 – May 30, 1912), were two American brothers, inventors, and aviation pioneers…
..who were credited with inventing and building the world’s first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight, on December 17, 1903.
Amelia Mary Earhart, July 24, 1897 – disappeared July 2, 1937) was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for this record. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots
Albert Einstein, (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the general theory of relativity, effecting a revolution in physics. For this achievement, Einstein is often regarded as the father of modern physics and the most influential physicist of the 20th century. While best known for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2 (which has been dubbed “the world’s most famous equation”), he received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics “for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect”. The latter was pivotal in establishing quantum theory.
Wernher Magnus Maximilian, Freiherr von Braun (March 23, 1912 – June 16, 1977) was a German-American rocket scientist, aerospace engineer, space architect, and one of the leading figures in the development of rocket technology in Nazi Germany during World War II and, subsequently, in the United States.
Under NASA, he served as director of the newly formed Marshall Space Flight Center and as the chief architect of the Saturn V launch vehicle, the superbooster that propelled the Apollo spacecraft to the Moon.
John Fitzgerald “Jack” Kennedy, (29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), often referred to by his initials JFK, was the 35th President of the United States, serving from 1961 until his death in 1963.
Although, ..I did not buy into the Kennedy mystique, ..and I did not vote for him, ..giving credit where credit is due, (outside of his womanizing and lying about his health to the American public,) I salute Kennedy for his involvement in America’s space program and landing a man on the moon.
Kennedy was also the only president since Woodrow Wilson signed the Federal Reserve act of 1913 into law, that made an effort to disenfranchise the FED. A bold and courageous act that I also salute him for.
Barack Hussein Obama II, born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States.
According to Webster’s definition of a: “pi·o·neer,” …
1. One who ventures into unknown or unclaimed territory to settle.
Since Barack is gleefully advertised as a man (who leads from behind,) ..I believe that I’m going to have to disqualify him as a pioneer under Webster’s first definition.
2. One who opens up new areas of thought, research, or development.
Again, (at least in my opinion) Barack Obama, (mired in the dreams from his father) ..has never had an original thought or idea in his life, ..then of course we have his judgment on lending $500 million dollars of taxpayer money to Solyndra, and since I don’t personally count putting together a “family and friends” fun night at the White House, ..on Thursday evenings as a development, ..I must again disqualify Barack as a pioneer, ..in anything!
Question: What has this man actually done for America?
He was a community organizer in Chicago!
Question: How did that help America? Unless of course you lived in Chicago and were allergic to work.
He was named the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
Question: How did that help America? (Awaiting results).
He was re-elected president in November 2012.
Question: How did that help America? Unless of course you are among the 47% who suckle on the government teat.
He signed economic stimulus legislation in the form of the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009,” ..and the “Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010.”
I reiterate; How did that help America? Unless of course you own a bank, ..or you’re out of work.
He signed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law; ..how has that helped America? (Results pending).
(Legislation decidedly and emphatically opposed by 70% of the American population).
He signed the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act into law; ..how has that helped America? Unless of course you are one of the 300 shareholders in the Federal Reserve banking system.
He signed the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010 into law; ..how has that helped America? Unless of course you are a homosexual who likes to ring a bell.
He signed the Budget Control Act of 2011 into law; ..how has that helped America? Come on folks, (really) ..he didn’t pass a budget three out of the four years of his first term.
Question: Why does the government need an act to control something they ignore?
In foreign policy, Obama ended U.S. military involvement in the Iraq War, ..and increased troop levels in Afghanistan,
Question: How did changing the venue where American troops are in harms way, ..help America? (Results pending).
He signed the New START arms control treaty with Russia.
(FYI) Neither the U.S., ..or Russia, ..has a (respectable) track record when it comes to honoring treaties, ..just ask a Native American or a Ukrainian.
America is currently the only nation on the planet earth with a Constitution that not only (allows,) ..but “guarantees” ..its citizens, ..the “Right to keep and Bear Arms.
If you are a gun owner, ..or simply a concerned citizen that doesn’t want to see the U.S. Constitution dismantled, ..keep your eyes open.
He ordered U.S. military involvement in Libya.
How did that help America? Unless of course you own an oil company, or you are an arms dealer.
He ordered the military operation that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden.
(I didn’t see the body, ..did you?)
In May 2012, he became the first sitting U.S. president to publicly support legalizing same-sex marriage.
How did that help America? Unless of course you are gay, and/or (homosexual).
When Arizona Governor Jan Brewer passed a “State Law” to enforce federal immigration law, ..the Obama administration sued Arizona to stop enforcing federal law.
Question: How did that help America? Unless of course you own a farm, ranch, or business that illegally employs illegal aliens, ..and/or, (undocumented workers).
When an armed militant, and/or, (terrorist) group “grievously” attacked America’s embassy in Benghazi, ..and the Obama Administration stood by and did nothing.
Question: How did that help America? (Waiting for results).
The stalwart Americans, ..and/or, “Minutemen,” ..who braved adversity and death to defend America, ..would “not” have sat by “viewing a monitor” while another American was being slaughtered by an attacking force…
Barack Obama is selfish child with no regard for the “half” of America that pays his salary. He is a child lost in the dreams “from” his father, ..an anti-colonialist drunk.
According to Webster: “dream,” (in context) A wild fancy or hope.
Barack Obama is a “dreamer” with a Marxist agenda “Hell-bent” on history remembering him as a Robin Hood.
According to Webster: “dream·er,” (in context) A habitually impractical person.
Although dreamers and Robin Hoods are well thought of by other dreamers, ..and those with ambitions that don’t extend beyond their next handout.
Dreamers and Robin Hoods have (no place) in a Nation that is the “last bastion” ..for the salvation of (good over evil) ..in an ever more uncertain and violent world.
According to Webster: “bas·tion,” A well-fortified position.
Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow