Ray DiLorenzo


Ray DiLorenzo is a career pilot having retired after 22 years as a contract fire pilot with the California Department of Forestry (Cal-Fire). He is presently affiliated with Stand Up America founded by Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely (Ret).

Most Recent Articles by Ray DiLorenzo:

The Rousing of America: A Memorial Day Tribute

May 26, 2018 — Ray DiLorenzo

The Rousing of America: A Memorial Day Tribute
Memorial Day is a time for remembering those that died while serving our country. And so we shall. But this year, let’s also remember the multitude of Americans that have and are dedicating themselves to the restoration of this great nation…the people that have placed themselves on the front lines of a battle for our very existence from those that would destroy our country as founded - the Conservative writers, speakers, radio and TV news analysts, parents that monitor school curriculum, citizens that attend town hall meetings, veterans, and all the dependable voters who refuse to buy into liberal, anti-American theology.


The Politics of Strength

May 12, 2018 — Ray DiLorenzo

The Politics of Strength
“There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well prepared to meet an enemy”—George Washington

When President Reagan was conducting a sound test before his weekly Saturday radio address on National Public Radio he said, “My fellow Americans, I’m pleased to tell you today that I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.” Of course, Reagan’s words were not broadcast, but the word got out. Democrats everywhere were making appointments with their cardiologists.

When President Trump told North Korea’s Kim Jong-un that his nuclear button is bigger AND it works, Democrats again became paralyzed with fear and with trembling and gnashing of teeth. There were immediate calls for impeachment and an examination of his mental state.


Tired of Politics?

May 6, 2018 — Ray DiLorenzo

Tired of Politics?
To all those who are sick and tired of politics as usual…tired of being angry, tired of having your hot button pushed, tired of being ‘connected’ with blowhards on Facebook, tired of the ranting and the raving, the complaints - real and imagined, and the swamp that refuses to drain…take a break. To the politicians and celebrities feverishly looking for a camera to stand in front of, tired power brokers, and reporters yelling stupid questions over forty other people…time out.


Killing A Presidency

Apr 28, 2018 — Ray DiLorenzo

Killing A Presidency

The last presidential election was not just another election of a president, Republican vs. Democrat. Donald Trump’s election was a movement, a clear sign that tens of millions of Americans are fed up with a government that only looks out for itself and a culture that is well on its way to oblivion. A government filled with rabid partisan politicians and corrupt career bureaucrats that plod along, ineffective, but comfortable in their impotence. A government filled with the types that are only interested in making their political adversaries look bad so they can appear to look good.


The New Slave Industry

Apr 21, 2018 — Ray DiLorenzo

The New Slave Industry
The antebellum South saw a great rise in the agriculture industry. This profitable commerce needed a labor force for working the fields, cooking and serving the meals, and for general labor. Slaves from Africa bore most of the burden, but slaves from countries like Ireland were also used. Irish slaves came to America and the West Indies as early as 1625 when James II sold 30,000 Irish prisoners as slaves to the New World. It is estimated that approximately 100,000 Irish men, women, and children were transported to the colonies as slaves.

Not to be called racist, Britain, in the 17th and 18th centuries, was an equal opportunity exploiter of human flesh, having sold over 600,000 Irish, Scottish, and Catholics into slavery. In early America, slavery was not a race issue, it was primarily a financial one. It was not until well into the 19th century, when the fusion of race, slavery, politics, and with the beginning of the ascension of the former white slaves, that people of African origin began to be known as Negros.


Government By Circumvention

Apr 14, 2018 — Ray DiLorenzo

Government By Circumvention
There has been, in recent years, a dangerous trend among Democrats to get what they want through coercion or through circumvention, ignoring the Constitution and the democratic process. It has now surfaced in plain view for everyone to see. Democrats are notoriously committed to getting their way…the ends justifies the means…and they are tremendously confident in the willingness of Americans to see their rights dissolve.


To Secede or Not to Secede

Apr 7, 2018 — Ray DiLorenzo

To Secede or Not to Secede
With California state government seemingly going its own way and with much division in the country, even in California where cities are beginning to push back against an extreme left tide, the subject of secession has re-awakened from its long sleep. California’s governor and much of the Left apparently have decided that they want all the benefits of being part of the United States, but without the responsibility or adherence to the law of the land.

With that we are reminded that the first cause of the American Civil War was the South’s (Democrats) refusal to accept the outcome of a presidential election…the election of Abraham Lincoln. It was essentially a war between Republicans and Democrats. And so it revives.


How To Stay In Power

Mar 31, 2018 — Ray DiLorenzo

How To Stay In Power
The main objective of all despots and most politicians is to stay in power. How do they manage to achieve that?

The experts say fear, control of information, reward, and being somewhat nuts goes a long way to holding on to power. There are a few sub-rules as well…depend on as few people as possible to keep yourself in power; let the cronies that help keep you in power know they can be easily replaced; tax the people as much as possible to enrich yourself and pay off your toadies; distribute as little tax revenue as possible, just enough to give people the impression you care about them while keeping hope alive that things will get better.


Marching For Tyranny

Mar 25, 2018 — Ray DiLorenzo

Marching For Tyranny
If there is any group that believes in get ‘em while they’re young, it’s the Left. They have almost completely taken over the media, education system and entertainment industry, putting aside much educating and informing in favor of propagandizing and misleading. Who can deny that many of our founders have, in recent years, been depicted as pariahs?...our country painted as irredeemably racist and unjust?

Like many of us, I watched the March For Our Lives and was near outraged at the ignorance. It was almost a remake of the sixties flower children, convinced they had a better idea, a better morality than their parents. They didn’t! Grace Slick from San Francisco’s Jefferson Airplane said it best, “In the sixties, we thought we could change the world. In the seventies, we found we couldn’t even change ourselves, so we went for the money.”


What’s Left For The Left

Mar 17, 2018 — Ray DiLorenzo

What's Left For The Left
Has the Left any arrows remaining in their quiver? The ‘New’ Democrat Party, if it is new at all, is certainly not afraid to try anything to win favor or an election. It has become an unrecognizable freak show.

Democrats today are not interested in cooperation, teamwork, give-and-take or any kind of partnership in good governance. They insist on either running the show or tag-teaming to fight the opposition by every possible means.

They brawl against racism where none exists. They fight for in-your-face homosexuality, transgenderism, abortion, satanism, euthanasia, selling body parts, restricting free speech. They fight against every minuscule form of offensive speech. They routinely demean their fellow Americans by calling them bigots and racists. Women and young girls wear vagina costumes. They don black masks and then attempt to display their sanctimony while they assault Trump supporters with bricks and bicycle chains. Some Democrat leaders may disavow groups like Antifa, but how many of these rioters are registered Democrats? They lure children to political rallies, trying to get them excited about restricting their constitutional rights when all that the kids cared about was getting out of school for a day.


Why Trump Has to Deal With North Korea

Mar 10, 2018 — Ray DiLorenzo

Why Trump Has to Deal With North Korea

Dealing with North Korea is nothing new. Past presidents have doled out their wisdom or lack of it for decades.

In 1994, President Clinton, taking a break from being the party animal, received reports from the CIA that North Korea had built or was building nuclear warheads, complete with threats of turning Japan and South Korea into a “sea of fire.”

In a ‘tough’ response, Clinton sent the always self-anointed Jimmy Carter, our very own Neville Chamberlain, but with his empty suitcases, to Pyongyang to ‘confront the threat.’ Carter ‘succeeded’ by promising North Korea two new reactors and $5 billion in aid, all for a promise to not hurt us.


Behold Your Country

Mar 3, 2018 — Ray DiLorenzo

Behold Your Country
There has been a war going on for the hearts and minds of Americans since the first part of the twentieth century. There were those who wanted to import the Bolshevik Revolution to the United States, establishing a Communist Party, a worker’s paradise, that would rule in America. They first had to radically change our culture to allow the cancer to grow and metastasize. During the exposure of many of these communists in the late 50s, and with the cold war in full swing, Communism went underground.

Communism has re-emerged under new labels, Liberalism, Democratic Socialism and Progressivism. Since then, the Hard Left (including Hollywood, the education system, and the media) has been largely successful in turning the tables, portraying those who wanted to protect our nation from subversive activity as medieval inquisitors on witch hunts.


Depending On Ignorance

Feb 24, 2018 — Ray DiLorenzo

Depending On Ignorance
We are burdened with a decades old liberal-socialist deep state, a corrupt mainstream media, and a public school and university system that perverts our history, culture and Constitution. This has spawned a legion of young and now mature individuals grabbing microphones. They make sweeping statements as ones with authority, but demonstrate their ignorance on subjects like the Constitution, of which they were taught little or nothing. The Left depends on this ignorance to further their grip on our liberty, furthering their agenda. It is manipulation on a grand scale.


Two Americas: Freedom or ‘Safety’

Feb 17, 2018 — Ray DiLorenzo

Two Americas: Freedom or 'Safety'
We live in two Americas. One cherishes freedom, the other demands safety and is willing to give up freedoms to achieve it.

Recent surveys have shown a stark difference between the Left and Right on issues of patriotism and government’s role in our lives. The Left wants and depends on big government, almost to a point of religious fervor. Liberals feel government is the only entity that can control the malevolence of mankind. The Right sees government as a necessary evil. Controlling the hostile tendencies of men and women belongs both to government and religion.


We’re Not Republicans

Feb 10, 2018 — Ray DiLorenzo

We're Not Republicans
I am a Republican, a conservative Republican. I believe in traditional proven social institutions, limited government, individual liberty, personal responsibility, a strong military, and capitalism. Government should provide people the freedom necessary to pursue their goals.

What do Democrats believe in? The exact opposite with a major emphasis based on the need to not be a Republican.

I’m sure there are many nice Democrats, people you can have lunch with or…wait, let me rephrase. I’m sure there are some nice Democrats…Democrats you can have lunch with or make small talk. But, the problem is most of the congenial, reasonable Democrats, especially in government positions, are long gone, leaving the remaining older, baby-boomer, sensible, grass roots Democrat voters alone in the wilderness, hanging on to the past, reminiscing of John Kennedy and Camelot. It was indeed one brief shining moment.


The State of Dis-Union

Feb 3, 2018 — Ray DiLorenzo

President Trump: The stock market has increased in value by $8 trillion. Unemployment is at a 17-year low with unemployment claims at a 45-year low.
One could easily argue that the country is in a state of disunion similar to the nation before the Civil War. Anyone who does not live in a vacuum can feel the demarcation. We have a very dangerous division…a divided middle class! It’s divided politically, spiritually, ideologically, and socially. Each side has ‘different dreams.’

Every country on the planet has its rich and poor. But it’s the middle class that makes for a vigorous and healthy society. The poor need to know they have some place to go…something to aspire to, while the rich need the middle class to provide a relief valve, a sort of protection from the sneering and suspicion of the poor.


A Contest of Disappointment

Jan 27, 2018 — Ray DiLorenzo

A Contest of Disappointment
Listening to our leaders in government can be a frightful experience, especially when you consider that their actions can affect the lives of millions. Satisfaction with government is directly tied to the economy, sometimes irrespective of the lack of honesty and intellect of its leaders, hence the election of so many deadbeats with nothing more than audacity and good selling skills. But, selling is only half of the job; the other half makes things happen - delivering the product. There are few presidents that can sell themselves better than Barack Obama, but his delivery of results left much to be desired. With Obama it was classic glitter over substance, eloquence over outcome.

What makes Donald Trump different is certainly his style, his expertise in business (domestically and internationally), recognizing the world for what it is and the ability to get things done. A nation runs strong only on a good economy for nothing gets funded otherwise. You can make an argument that his approach is abrasive or even at times caustic, but no one can argue that President Trump is not an achiever.


Don’t Give Us Barabbas

Jan 20, 2018 — Ray DiLorenzo

Don't Give Us Barabbas
Hollywood has reached a turning point. Movie attendance is at a 24 year low and after decades of snickering at their audiences, disparaging Christians, family values, and trying desperately to overturn the culture, the audiences are dwindling. The only reason the yearly receipt totals have not substantially contracted is because they keep raising the ticket prices.

The Trump election put Hollywood, and the liberal elite in a tailspin. With the anticipation of a sure win by Hillary Clinton, the Left was convinced they won the culture war. Permanently in with Happy Holidays and gone forever with Merry Christmas and everything it represents. In with the Robert De Niro rants and out with Jesus. It didn’t happen that way. The majority of Americans have seen what Hollywood values have helped create…secularism, debauchery, broken families, drug use, and the multitude of problems associated with all of it.


The Left is Certifiable

Jan 13, 2018 — Ray DiLorenzo

The Left is Certifiable
In just one year, President Trump, without the help of Democrats, special interests, lobbyists, Hollywood, Never-Trumpers and the irrational and deranged main-stream-media, has managed to turn our nation from upside down to right side up.

The Nasdaq is up 29%...Standard and Poor’s index is up 20%...the DOW is at 25,803 as of the close on Friday…well on its way to 26,000 points…levels never seen before in history. Retirement accounts are soaring. Unemployment is down to 4% with Black and Hispanic unemployment at record lows. Manufacturing is returning to America and the U.S. Manufacturing Index is going through the roof. Regulatory and tax reform is bringing many businesses and trillions of dollars back to our country.


Iran Erupts

Jan 6, 2018 — Ray DiLorenzo

Iran Erupts
Contrary to what many people think, Iran is not a stable Islamic state. The mullahs, like organized crime, have to hold their power over Iran with blood, the blood of their people. Yes, Iran, or Persia, as it was once called, has had their share of coups and revolutions, but for the most part, modern Iran’s problems began in 1950 when foreign influence began to change the nature of the country. For many older people in the East, Western culture is as foreign to them as Eastern culture is to us.

The religious makeup of Iran before the 1979 revolution was mainly Shia Muslims, but a significant number of Jews, Christians, and other faiths called Iran home as well, and they all lived together just fine.