WHAT IS AT STAKE IN NOVEMBER 2018???


BLOG POST 1 - MID-TERMS

If you make the mid-term elections this year simply a referendum on President Donald Trump you allow a narrow focus to become your reality rather than viewing the Big Picture.  It is a referendum on the president but it is also a referendum on the Constitution and our Representative Democracy of Representative Government as designed and established by the Framers and Founders.  There is far more at stake than Donald J. Trump’s presidency.  In a very real sense, this is about America, our liberties and freedoms as a people, and which road we take in 2019 and beyond.

If a person allows hatred for Donald Trump to inspire them to vote in a way that allows the Democrats to win or they withhold their vote, that action damages our Republic.  It may or may not be the last nail in the coffin of Freedom but it will severely damage our secured inalienable rights under the Constitution.  The Second Amendment is in the cross-hairs of the Liberal Leftists, especially those in the Democratic Party.  They have openly vowed they will seek to pass more stringent and restrictive “gun control” laws and some of them are making that a key plank in their campaigns.  Some of the Democrats have announced they will see not only a “gun ban” of certain types of firearms but will try to find ways to strip us of our Second Amendment Rights.  They will seek to use the courts to rewrite and/or reinterpret the wording of the Constitution moving away from ORIGINAL INTENT to a modernized version to their liking.  They have already begun waging war on our First Amendment Right of Freedom of Speech through censorship.  One of the ways they seek to achieve that goal is via political correctness in labeling everything not liberal as HATE SPEECH.  Universities and Colleges, the media, Hollywood, businesses, and more are willing participants in that activism as are social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google.  That is what is at stake in November 2018.

Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have announced their desire to repeal the Trump Tax Cuts and return us to the exorbitantly high personal income tax percentages especially for those who are higher wage earners.  They have vowed to make Obamacare virtually untouchable and continue the systematic destruction of both our healthcare and health insurance industries.  They are staunchly devoted to OPEN BORDERS and defending illegals even those who have committed crimes and gangs such as MS13 have received their defense wat the expense of the rights of the baby in the womb and the American citizen who are endangered by those terrorists.  They seek to force us to accept Sharia Law in various sectors of cities claiming that to do otherwise would be unconstitutional and Islamophobic.  If you disagree with them you are deemed RACIST and they are comfortable using whatever governmental agency to destroy the offenders of their ideological stances.  That is what is at stake in November 2018.

The Supreme Court and all the lower Federal Courts are in play for we will assuredly have one-three retirements from the SCOTUS or due to age the possible deaths of some current members.  If the Leftist Liberal Democrats regain control of the Senate, any conservative or constitutional nominee that the President names would be doomed to failure.  His or her qualifications would be a moot point for the Democrats would block them at every turn.  They would be seeking to force the president to concede defeat and nominate a liberal judicial activist to solidify their hold on the Republic and enhance their pursuit of “fundamental transformation.”  That is what is at stake in November 2018.

Any progress made with regard to North Korea would be wiped out because Kim Jong-Un would know that we have returned to the squiggly red line and milquetoast Congressional leadership.  That would embolden him to aggressively pursue his nuclear program and embolden terrorist around the world to escalate their activities.  Would the president try to stem that tide?  Of course, but without Congressional support, he would be extremely limited in what he is able to achieve.  Iran would continue their pursuit of nuclear weapons and the climate of the Middle-East would be made much more dangerous.  Israel who is virtually our only ally in the region would be even more in the cross-hairs of those desiring to annihilate them and remove all trace of Israel from the face of the earth.  That would not only make the Middle-East more volatile but would endanger the entire world, bring the prospects of WWIII into view.  That is what is at stake in November 2018.

State’s Rights would become endangered as the Leftist Liberal Democrats seek to neuter the States and empower the Federal Government to the point that it is effectively an oligarchy or tyranny by political party.  Our system of elections would become an endangered species as the Leftist would seek to destroy our Electoral College system and replace it with one where California and New York literally determine the outcome of all national elections.  The presidency would be severely damaged for they would immediately take action using real, or fabricated material to IMPEACH if not INDICT the President.  That would jeopardize all future presidents and make it unlikely that many would be able to complete their terms of office.  America as the Free Constitutional Republic is what this election is all about.  That is what is at stake in November 2018.

The question I have for you and me, is WHAT ARE WE WILLING TO RISK?  If you believe that the Democrats returning to power would simply be a temporary bump in the road, you will likely vote in a way that enhances their chances of returning to power.  If you see, as I believe I do, the real danger to the Republic, our Constitution, and National Security and Sovereignty then you will VOTE NO on the Leftist and VOTE in a manner that ensures their defeat.  If you value your Constitutional and Inalienable Rights you have only one choice in November.  I pray that enough Americans will become energized and awakened to see a massive turnout of conservative and constitutionalist casting ballots in November.  If that transpires we will continue our window of opportunity to LIMIT the government’s size and scope, have a chance to do some swamp draining and deep state dismantling.  IT IS UP TO US!  What is your choice?

God bless you and God bless America!

 

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DEMANDING LEGISLATION TO SOLVE A HEART PROBLEM IS A TRAGIC MISTAKE…


BLOG POST 2 - Heart

I wish I could say that the school shootings, violence, terrorism, and mass murders were simply evil or the result of a mental or emotional disorder.  They are but the matter is much more complicated than that, in my view.  I wish we could take the simplistic approach and pass some piece of legislation that would rectify the problem, keep those with the propensity to do those kinds of acts from obtaining a firearm or any weapon of choice to perpetuate their evil, but we cannot.  It is not that simple.  Benjamin Franklin’s warning resonates with me in today’s troubling times and in light of the continued atrocities that we are witnessing and enduring in today’s troubled world.  He warned, “Those who give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty or Safety.”  That flies in the face of the increasing demand that those in Congress pass some new law restricting, banning, or confiscating firearms.  The claims of the less informed and those who do not seem to be using any cognitive reason that we can “Legislate Safety or Sanity” are misguided at best and diabolical or devious at worst.  Simply, they are wrong!  You can attack me for that statement if you choose but if you carefully and thoroughly think this through you will realize that Morality Cannot Be Legislated.

Some take offense when I use the Bible to present my thoughts regarding the situations we now face in America and much of the world.  If you do, then you may want to skip past the next paragraph or two because I believe the Bible gives a clear understanding of what is happening in today’s society.  In 2 Timothy 3, we are told that in the “last days” and I believe these are those days, there will be difficult, perilous, and/or troubling and dangerous times.  Some would argue that we have always had dangerous times but I must argue, not to the degree we see it today with the mass-murders becoming more and more numerous.  There is a reason that these times are perilous and dangerous as well as difficult on that front and that is a conditioned attitude and mindset that we have been generating for at least two or three generations.  The “ME” Generation rooted in the ideology of Entitlement is a major problem.

Recently, another situation occurred in my home state where a man came from another state to the home of his estranged wife, their children, and her boyfriend and murdered them all.  That is beyond evil and cannot be adequately addressed as a mental or emotional disorder.  It is evil.  It does express a problem emotionally and even mentally but it goes beyond that.  I believe that the root cause is evil or sin but the conditioned mindset pervasive in our society today is “ME” or “What I want and what I believe I am Entitled.”  When a person believes they are the center of their universe and become as 2 Timothy 3 declares, “lovers of self” to the point they devalue the lives of anyone not fulfilling their demands, we are in dangerous and perilous times.  When people can become driven by addiction, money, and their lives morph into treachery becoming irreconcilable, we are in dangerous times.  That cannot be solved with legislation, banning, restricting, or confiscating guns.  It is a heart, moral, soulish problem that can only be rectified by a change of heart, mind, and attitude.  We must deal with the root of the problem not the superficial, as is being clamored for in the demand for new and more stringent “gun control” laws to be enacted.

The Bible warns in 2 Timothy 3 that “evil men will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.”  That is a condition quite visible today, evil is becoming more bold and blatant and deception is more pronounced with each passing day in our society.  What is the root of the problem?  You may totally disagree with my assessment but I believe it can be found in the condition revealed in our “snowflake” and “politically correct” society being promoted.  When you teach the young that they must be given “safe spaces” lest they are offended you engender this type of mentality and attitude that spawns the murderous outbursts we have seen.  NO, I am not saying each “snowflake” will become a mass murder but that is the breeding ground from which this tree grows.  When you teach people and allow them to become enamored with the idea that they have a RIGHT not to be OFFENDED you create a condition that breeds an intolerant and intolerable world.

The lack of DISCIPLINE in our society is a breeding ground for this type of lawlessness.  Coupled that with the failure to discipline, hold accountable, teach that any ideas, thoughts or actions contrary to the desire of the “snowflake” prevents them from growing up and becoming responsible adults.  Adults who understand that everything is not FAIR and everyone will not AGREE with them or cater to their wishes and desires.  The fruition of that type of the mentality of ENTITLEMENT and ME, ME, ME produces conditions where a man can seemingly without hesitation murder an estranged wife, their children, and her new boyfriend, then kill himself.  Why?  Because he believes that it is wrong for anyone to withhold from him what he desires.  Just because you desire something does not mean that you deserve it, can demand it, or expect it.  Your rights end where another’s rights begin.  The damage we are doing to the next generation and many of the present generation in allowing academia to cater to the idea that anyone can or should demand a world free of disagreement or offense is dangerous and shares much of the blame for the current condition in our society, not the gun or our 2nd Amendment Rights.  The increase in this kind of murderous behavior should reveal that it is not the gun that is the problem but the individual and something in society.  Turn back the clock to previous generations and realize that we had guns in virtually every home but did not see the type of evil murderous activity we see today.  Again, 2 Timothy 3 speaks to that issue and reveals that is it a condition of the last days, but before someone blames God it is a condition that has arisen out of our failure to exercise discipline and insist upon personal responsibility and accountability.

I raised my children to understand that not everyone would agree with them.  I taught them, as I was taught that you do not have to be offended but you can choose to allow something to offend you.  I taught them, as I was taught, that you must be personally responsible and accountable and if you break the rules or laws you have to pay the penalty for that action.  I taught them, as I was taught, that there are no free rides and no one is entitled to anything they did not earn.  I taught them, as I was taught, to respect women and other people and be understanding of differences of opinion as much as is possible.  I also taught them that they had a God-given and Constitutional Right to protect and defend their own lives, property, and their families.  If we were to return to an Academia that taught the core principles of education rather than being indoctrination factories we could take great strides in rectifying this condition prevalent in today’s society.  Additionally, we must restore the FAMILY for as the family deteriorates and the influence of the father is reduced the more likely this type of activity becomes.  We also, need to follow the prescription of 2 Chronicles 7:14 – “If my people, who are called by My Name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

Patriots, we MUST prevent the Leftist Liberal Democrats from advancing their “toxic liberalism” and erode our Constitutional and Inalienable Rights.  We MUST NOT allow them to regain control of Congress or the White House if we hope to preserve our Republic and make any strides in dealing with this type of problem in our troubled and dangerous world.  You may say, “Well the Republicans and Democrats are the same.”  In many ways you are correct but there is enough difference to inspire me to VOTE NO on the Democrats and VOTE YES on the Republicans as an effort to preserve our Republic and have any hope of Restoration.

God bless you and God bless America!

 

REMEMBERING ON MEMORIAL DAY…


MEMORIAL DAY

I remember 1967 as if it were yesterday when I served my tour of duty in Vietnam.  When I think of my brothers in arms who did not come back home, my heart breaks and when I think of the people of South Vietnam and the brutal slaughter they endured at the hands of the Viet Cong and NVA while we were there as well as after we withdrew my heart breaks.  When I think of all the Wars and Conflicts in which American servicemen and women have paid the ultimate sacrifice I am saddened and a sense of gratitude floods my heart.  They paid the ultimate sacrifice so that you and I could enjoy Freedom.  That is something that must never be forgotten!

I’ve had people ask about Vietnam and wonder why I don’t talk about it other than in generalities.  I have had people tell me their loved ones would never talk about the War, whichever war they had been in and wondered why.  I believe I can answer that, although I make no pretense that I can speak for everyone.  One of the reasons that those who have been in War do not like to talk about their experiences is PAIN.  If they talked about it they would have to relive the experience and most want to forget not to remember.  Although those who served knew and know they were fighting for Freedom, the pain of knowing you took another human being’s life is there.  Most would do it again because of their love for Family and Country and believe that Freedom is worth whatever sacrifice that must be made.

When I was a young and those coming back from Korea were silent about what they saw and did, I wondered why?  Some of them had quirks about their personality and demeanor that was not there before they went to war.  The term to describe it then was, “shell shock”, whereas today most call it “PTSD”.  Those men lived with the memory of the war day and night and could not shake it and it made everything thing in life difficult for them.  In my own experience, I was headed to potential alcoholism and the unsettledness I was experiencing was tormenting but few knew my pain.  About a year and a half after I came home, I received Jesus as my personal savior and that transformed my life and brought a healing and peace I did not think was possible.  I don’t talk about Vietnam other than that I was there and only generalized tidbits of that time not that I am ashamed that I served but see no redeeming purpose in my reliving those times.  I have found that most who saw combat do not want to talk about their experience.  Some do, and that is therapeutic for them.

Today, Memorial Day, I ask that everyone take a moment to Remember the Fallen and to allow Gratitude to rise within your heart for their sacrifice.  They were not afforded the privilege of living and enjoying the Freedom that we have today.  They did not get to see their children grow up and hold their grandchildren in their arms.  They did not get to build a life after the War as we have been allowed to do.  THEY DIED that we might LIVE.  No, they cannot save our souls but they fought to preserve our liberty and freedom.  I am THANKFUL for their sacrifice and all who fought and served in any capacity.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE! 

I will not say Happy Memorial Day but THANK YOU to those who served and died and pray that everyone will never fail to REMEMBER on this day.  Enjoy the remainder of your long weekend and know that you have that privilege because of those who paid with their lives to purchase and preserve your Freedom.

God bless you and God bless America!

THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION HAD ITS SHARE OF DIFFICULTIES…


BLOG POST 5 - Convention

The more I study history the more I am amazed and inspired by the reality that the men who hammered out the agreement to formulate our Constitution and then the Bill of Rights were ordinary men with problems, quirks, and difficulties, not supermen as some make them.  They were men of like passions, problems, idiosyncrasies and personal failures.  Yet, they were men who listened, studied, prayed and found solutions through intelligence and determination.  They inspire me because they were not all super-brains but men who saw a problem and wanted to fix it and leave to posterity a nation that could survive the test of time and remain a limited government and free as a Republic.  They inspire me because they were DETERMINED and REFUSED TO GIVE UP!

However, there were some little known and surprising facts about the delegates. Some of what I share could cause some to question their wisdom and for others, it will be a comfort knowing that they had kinks in the armor like the rest of us, yet prevailed in establishing the best system of government modern man has known.  Due to the fact that several of them met untimely deaths some have suggested that there was a “curse of the Constitution” at work.  I heard a sermon years ago about the Kennedy curse and the preacher attempted to take Joseph Kennedy’s trafficking in alcohol the basis of that curse.  I do not believe there was a “Constitutional Curse” because of the hand of God I see in the finished product.

Alexander Hamilton was killed by Aaron Burr in 1804 in a duel but he was not the first to have a duel with a political rival.  In 1802, North Carolina delegate Richard Spaight was mortally wounded in a duel with Congressman John Stanly.  Pennsylvania delegate Gouverneur Morris died in 1816 after a ghastly self-surgery where he unsuccessfully attempted to dislodge a urinary tract blockage with a piece of whalebone.  There were others but anger and lack of good judgment cost them their lives.  Yet, those men were key players in the formation of our new Republic. 

The smallest state, Rhode Island was possibly the most independent of the thirteen original states and boycotted the convention because of their distrust of a powerful federal government.  That is Amazing, because today, that Democrat stronghold supports a massive federal bureaucracy which limits state’s power and authority.  That rankled even the incredibly temperate and diplomatic George Washington and he wrote in 1787, “Rhode Island… still perseveres in that impolitic, unjust, and one might add without much impropriety scandalous conduct, which seems to have marked all her public councils of late.”  It was only after the promise that the Bill of Rights would be included did Rhode Island become the thirteenth state to ratify the Constitution on May 29, 1790, more than a year after George Washington was sworn in as president.

Some of the biggest names of the Revolutionary War were absent from the convention, yet their influence was felt in a very significant manner.  Thomas Jefferson called the Constitutional Convention delegates “an assembly of demigods.”  Was he just being full of himself?  Not really for Jefferson was in Paris serving as minister to France and longed for our Republic to be secure and viable. John Adams was also abroad, serving as minister to Great Britain.  Samuel Adams, John Hancock, and Patrick Henry were absent as well.  Yet, those men ultimately supported the formulation of a federal constitution but contended for some modifications.  Jefferson, Hancock, and Henry all were staunch limited government advocates and Adams distrusted Big Government but felt that a federal government was necessary to preserve the unity and allow the new republic to survive.

It took weeks to achieve a quorum.  Attendance was not much better than some in Congress today and although James Madison boasted that he never left the proceedings from more than a casual fraction of an hour the others were not so punctual.  Nineteen of the seventy-four delegates never attended a single session and of the 55 delegates who did show up in Philadelphia, only 30 stayed the full four months.  New Hampshire’s delegates arrived two months late and by that time two of New York’s three delegates had left in opposition to the proceedings.  That left Alexander Hamilton behind as the state’s only representative and prompted George Washington to write that the Constitution was signed by “Eleven states and Colonel Hamilton.”

Not all the delegates that attended the convention signed the Constitution.  There were 55 delegates who participated in the proceedings there were only 39 that signed the document.  Fourteen had already left Philadelphia and were not present at the signing and only the delegate from Delaware, John Dickinson had a proxy sign for him.  Three delegates – Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts, Edmond Randolph and George Mason of Virginia were sufficiently dissatisfied with the document they refused to put their names on the document.

The iconic opening of the Constitution, “We the People of the United States” was not included in the early drafts.  It read, “We the people of the States of New Hampshire, Massachusetts…” and so forth.  A five-person Committee of Style offered this present wording. Those men were Hamilton, Madison, Morris, William Samuel Johnson, and Rufus King.  Morris is believed to be responsible for composing much of the final text including the preamble.

The man who handwrote the Constitution was not a delegate.  That was none other than Jacob Shallus, the assistant clerk of the Pennsylvania State Assembly and was paid the sum of $30 and given just two days to write most of the documents 4,543 words on four sheets of vellum parchment.  His handwriting was exquisite, Shallum wasn’t totally flawless.  Between the first article and the delegate signatures on the Constitution’s final page is an “errata” paragraph listing some of the minor errors he had made along with their corrections.

Those me were not without flaw but the work they produced has proven to be one of the most inspiring systems of government known to man.  Our Constitution has demonstrated a timelessness that is nothing short of amazing and if we allow it to be altered without going through the proper process of Amendments ratified by the States we do it, the Framers, ourselves, and our posterity a disservice.  That is another reason that I oppose the Leftist Liberal Progressive Socialist Agenda and work diligently to defeat the Liberal Democrats in every election.  Freedom is too precious to allow it to be trampled underfoot by those who do not treasure and appreciate what we have in our Republic. 

God bless you and God bless America!

CAN’T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG???


BLOG POST 2 - Get Alone

The glaringly obvious answer, politically, is NO WE CANNOT!   I, like most Freedom Loving American’s, am fed-up with the never-ending assault on our system of government fueled by the Mueller Russian Investigation.  The investigation has morphed into anything but a Russian Collusion Investigation and exposed itself as a GET TRUMP Fishing Expedition.  It has violated virtually every tenet of our criminal justice system where a person is “innocent until proven guilty” and the crime is investigated to find who might be involved.  This is visibly an investigation of a person trying to find a crime and with regard to President Trump, he is “guilty until proven innocent” and even then, the left would never acknowledge his innocence.  It is a GET TRUMP at all costs.  As far as the Leftist are concerned this is a “damn the torpedoes, full steam ahead” mantra and facts are often brushed asked because they fail to corroborate the rhetoric and planned objective of ousting the president.

We have endured about 1 ½ years of activities fueled by Obama loyalist as has been revealed in some of the Congressional Investigations into the “Russia Did It” matter.  There were secret anti-Trump meetings and maneuvers by Obama loyalist in the State Department, DOJ, FBI, MSM, and Congress to shipwreck the Trump Presidency before it began.  The House Select Committee on Intelligence and the Senate Judiciary Committee have exposed the failures of the attempts to connect Trump to Russia in collusion or even obstruction of justice.  Their investigation, fought by the Democrats, has revealed the depth and extent of the Obama loyalist to use the fake dossier to disseminate misinformation against Donald Trump in hopes of securing a groundswell of public sentiment against him and open the door to his ouster.

From the unmasking of General Flynn by the Obama administration to the leaking of classified information to the Press and the dissemination of false information to the public making the transition from one president to another the most difficult in our history.  The names of Loretta Lynch, Susan Rice, James Comey, Christopher Steele, Bruce Ohr, Daniel Jones, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Andrew McCabe, James Clapper, Evelyn Farkas, David Ignatius, Sally Q. Yates, Harry Reid, John Brennan, Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin, and even Barack Obama surface in the plethora of information regarding the destructive efforts to overturn a legitimate election.  HOW IS THAT NOT PRODUCING INDICTMENTS?  One reason is the spinelessness of the Republicans in Washington and their complicity with the Democrats in seeking to damage or destroy this President.  Yet, the GOP continues to ask for us to keep them in power.  I want to do that, but not because of their support but to prevent the Democrats from having the power to destroy.

Recently Virginia Senator Mark Warner, a Democrat was a guest on the New Yorker Radio Hour.  I had never heard of that program but then I am finite and limited in what I can discover and uncover.  He is a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee and he was asked about the work of that committee.  He said, “I am not going to weigh in on the Russian Collusion until we see everyone.”  Then he was asked by David Remnick whether he believed that members of the Trump campaign directly coordinated with the Russians or were simply “duped” by them.  He said, “This may all be simply a set of coincidences or it may be… it was not the sophistication to realize what was happening.”  He seems to be saying several things here including NO COLLUSION and then could not help but take a shot at the Trump team and infer that they were so politically naïve and stupid they didn’t realize what was happening.  Yep, the Left thinks the only intelligent people smart enough to orchestrate that kind of deception and fraud are Democrats.  NO, he did use those exact word but when we check the ingredients in the pudding that is the only conclusion at which we can arrive.

There is a plethora of evidence that reveals that as early as July 2016, the Obama administration was using the FBI and other governmental agencies to spy on Donald Trump, JUST IN CASE.  They did not believe he would win but as Peter Strzok declared they needed an “insurance policy” just in case.  When Obama opened the FBI investigation into Trump it effectively put to bed the MYE “Mid-Year Exam” of Hillary Clinton and her email scandal.  They believed that Hillary Clinton was going to be the next president, a Democrat, a liberal, and they did not want anything hanging over her head.  Therefore, they had to squash the investigation and Obama effectively opened that door for them.  The fabrications and lackadaisicalness of the FBI’s probe into the Clinton scandal allowed the DOJ to declare that the Bureau had done a thorough job and nothing to see, so MOVE ON.

The fact that House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes is pressing for limited disclosure of information from the government’s closely kept secrets in their files is good news for America.  If we truly want our nation to be the Constitutional Republic that our Framers and Founders established we must DEMAND that it NEVER evolve beyond the purview of the public.  No government should reach the point or amass such power that they are beyond investigation.  The Obama administration took extraordinary measures and overstepped their constitutional, moral, and ethical bounds in trying to hurt the new president and that must be exposed, if not to hold the guilty accountable then to preserve our system of government from such future overreaches by an outgoing administration.

If the DOJ had not blacked out all or most of the hundreds of pages of the Peter Strzok and Lisa Pages emails and texts we would see clearly what the plan was and how it violates so many laws and rules indictments would be immediate and the Mueller investigation would be over.  Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), who chairs the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has doggedly worked to expose the unethical and even criminal activities of the previous administration and the Clinton team.  I suggest you read the article by Andrew C. McCarthy in the National Review entitled, “The Strzok-Page Texts and the Origins of the Trump-Russia Investigation.”  I believe it will be eye-opening and give you an abundance of ammunition in defense and offense against the Leftist Lies and the Oust Trump Campaign being conducted.

Blog Post 2 - Get Along 1

Can’t we all just get along?  NO, because of the deep roots of political ideology and the War being waged on Constitutionalism, Conservativism, and Christianity.  The Left seems to be hell-bent on fulfilling the desire of Barack Obama to “fundamentally transform” America and their Toxic Liberalism is fanning the flames of distrust, discord, and hate to the point that full-scale violence in the streets would not be surprising.  It would come as no surprise if some of the Leftist Groups such as ANTIFA, Black Lives Matter, or New Black Panthers were to call for open war against those, not of their ilk or ideology.  Yes, I acknowledge that there are groups on the Right or Groups that are Anti those groups that are nearing that same kind of declaration, from what I can discern in various reports I have read.  AMERICA, we are on the brink of a cataclysmic eruption of violence we need to all tap the brakes and try to find solutions with civility and allow our political process and system of government to work as designed.  Keep America Free and Keep her Constitutional is my prayer and desire.

I stand firmly on the side of Faith, Family, and Freedom and pray that God will bless you and that He will bless America!

DO I HEAR A BACK-FIRE???


BLOG POST 1 - Backfire

I hope that I do with regard to the incessant attempt to connect Donald Trump to the Russians in some conspiracy to steal the election from Hillary Clinton.  I am seeing signs in the polls regarding the President’s approval numbers and his being undeterred by this charade called a legitimate investigation.  I am seeing more and more people express a desire to see the Russian Collusion fiasco go away UNLESS it is equally thorough regarding Hillary, the DNC, the DOJ, and the FBI.  I won’t rehash the fact that the dossier was paid for by Hillary, her team, and the DNC but that is an inescapable fact and facts are stubborn things.  There is far more evidence that Barack Obama’s Whitehouse, the Hillary team, and members of the FBI, State Department, and DOJ were more involved in collusion than anyone on the Trump Team.  The blatant hypocrisy and double-standard in pursuit and indictments of members of the Trump team while ignoring Hillary and her surrogates have turned many Americans sour on this process.  Most Americans are ready for the fishing expedition and witch hunt to end. 

I have talked to Democrats who agree with me that if Russian involvement was such a major factor should we not also consider the votes of the deceased, those voting multiple times and even in multiple states, as well as illegals voting.  No, they are not all Blue Dog Democrats or Reagan Democrats some of them are overtly liberal and normally in lock-step with the Party.  However, they agree that this is costing too much, doing too much damage to our system of government, and impeding the progress we could and should be making.  If that is more prevalent than the few Democrats that I have talked to, then I do hear the sputtering of the Leftist Machine and the sound of backfire is becoming audible.  I pray that is the case.

If you recall, in February 2018, Special Counsel Robert Mueller obtained a federal indictment of 13 Russian nationals and 3 Russian companies for conspiring to wage an “information war” (propaganda) by “impairing, obstructing, and defeating lawful functions of the United States by dishonest means in order to enable Defendants to interfere with U.S. political processes, including the 2016 presidential election.”  THAT IS SERIOUS!  But there is a little-reported bit of information contained in the indictments that must be considered.

The defendants, posing as U.S. Citizens, are accused of contacting American Political Activist and Social Justice Advocates via social media sites.  They used information derived from those contacts, structured disinformation operations to be used in the 2016 presidential election.  Once the presidential campaign began, they allegedly used stolen Social Security numbers and birth dates of real U.S. citizens to set up bank accounts and PayPal accounts.  Their purpose was primarily to “communicate derogatory information about Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and to support Bernie Sanders.”  The indictments infer that they also wanted to help Trump but the facts do not, at this time, support that allegation.  Then on page 23 of the 37-page indictment, we find the true objective of the defendants and it is a doozie.  It is alleged that after the election they used their funds and contacts to organize and coordinate rallies in support of president-elect Donald Trump and simultaneously organized and coordinated rallies to protest the results of the 2016 elections.

How is that for pitting both sides against one another?  What would be the purpose of that dual effort?  That is so clear that even the Leftist should recognize it.  The Russians, were, have been, are, and will continue to DISRUPT our American System of Government and DESTROY our Political System.  They want to destroy us and it was not SUPPORTING Donald Trump that was their objective but HURTING America.  Amazingly, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein emphasized in announcing the indictments that they were not ALLEGING THAT ANY AMERICAN knowingly acted in concert with the defendants nor did the activities of the defendants change the election.  WHAT?  No America (that includes Donald J. Trump) colluded with the Russians to steal the election.  Also, the outcome of the election was not impacted by those activities.  WHY THEN, are we still probing into anything and everything trying to find some piece of usable dirt on Donald Trump?   This sham must end!   

Interestingly, Robert Mueller has backtracked and sought a postponement of the arraignment.  The Judge denied the request and the arraignment took place on May 9, 2018, as planned.  Concord, the company under indictment, lead counsel Eric Dubelier said regarding the indictment, “I think we are dealing with the government having indicted the proverbial ham sandwich.  That company did not exist as a legal entity during the time period alleged by the government.”  Concord’s lawyers stated in contrast to the Mueller inferences that they have not sought a limited appearance nor moved to quash the summons to appear.  They said the Mueller’s motion is pettifoggery.  (A pettifogger is a shyster and one who quibbles over trifles or unimportant matters).  The company has asked for a speedy trial and with the clear evidence that the Mueller team’s ploy to use the indictments as a tool to twist arms and get concessions will be exposed to the world and the rigged investigation will come even more into the light.  Someone said, “Self-inflicted wounds are the most painful” and Team Mueller is showing signs of doing just that.

Clearly, the investigation is not about any of the original stated purposes but about GETTING DONALD TRUMP.  I agree with the assessment of Tucker Carlson of Fox News and believe there is a real possibility that enough Americans are waking up and will wake up to prevent the Democrat hope of a Blue Wave politically in November.  Carlson said: “More than anything, we’ve learned just how clueless the people who run Washington, D.C. are, rather than accept the fact that they created Donald Trump themselves by abandoning and then coming to despise the rest of the country they run. They couldn’t face that, so they concocted the Russia collusion story as a way to sustain a world where they did nothing wrong. And they only lost because their enemies betrayed this country to a foreign power. For more than a year, Russia was all they could talk about because they certainly didn’t want to talk about the issues that got Trump elected in the first place — drug ODs, a vanishing middle class, their agenda of literally replacing the people who live in this country with immigrants. They didn’t want to talk about that. But it hasn’t been working. For most of Trump’s presidency, Democrats have looked forward to the big midterm wins that will give them control of Congress once again, that’s the whole point of all of this. But it hasn’t worked. Their lead is dwindling. It’s now within the margin of error. They may not win back the House at all. It looks like the Senate is going to be beyond their reach. Why? Because the public has recognized that the Russian investigation is not what they said it was. It is and has been from the beginning been a witch hunt created by a cabal frantic to keep its hold on power.”

American Patriots and Lovers of Liberty and Freedom the ball is in our court politically.  We can allow our Republic to be further damaged or we can build a dam to prevent the Blue Wave the Democrats hope for.  Forget, your feelings about Donald Trump and think about America.  How well did we fare under the eight years of Barack H. Obama?  Our standing in the world diminished and our friends and enemies both knew we had become nothing more than a paper-tiger and not to be trusted or depended upon.  NOW, they view America as, once again, a nation that will do what she says and that is good for the world.  Dare we allow ourselves to revert to the old way?  I SAY NO!  I pray that you will agree and go to the polls in November and help save America from the desired destruction of the Left and our enemies.

God bless you and God bless America!

 

YOU CAN’T BE A BEACON IF YOUR LIGHT DON’T SHINE…


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As I read and listen to various reports concerning President Trump, the State of our Union, and the world, Donna Fargo’s Song came to mind.  You may love him or hate him but if you honestly consider what he has done or attempted to do in his short time in office you would acknowledge that his light has been shining on many fronts.  He has kept many of his core campaign promises, unlike virtually every other president we have had in modern times.  He has accomplished more with North Korea, dealing with ISIS and Islamic Terrorism, the Economy, Tax Reform and recognized Israel’s right as a sovereign nation to name their own Capital than previous presidents.  He has done what he has done dealing with the Democrats in Congress who have uniformly opposed everything he has done or tried to do.  The GOP Leadership and Never Trumpers within the Republican Party have joined the chorus of Democrats and dug their heels in the ground making his accomplishments even more impressive.  Those facts alone make his accomplishments praiseworthy.

However, to the amazement of those two groups, the Hollywood elitist activist, and the MSM that has afforded him 90% negative coverage, his poll numbers have continued to rise and remain solid.  The Left and the Never Trump crowd cannot fathom how that is possible any more than they can understand how he won the election in 2016.  The Media Research Center (MRC) conducted a study to examine how each of the major broadcast networks covered Trump from January 1, 2018, to April 30, 2018, and discovered that 90% of the comments on Trump were negative.  Some were so vitriolic and mean-spirited they should make everyone’s skin crawl and be found repulsive, but they are not.  There was 1,744 minutes or roughly one-third of all evening news airtime directed at Donald Trump negatively.  With the antics of those in Congress, the indoctrination of Academia, the activist groups inciting riots and unrest, Hollywood’s never-ending diatribe against the President, and the MSM his poll numbers are climbing.  HOW CAN THAT BE?  His poll numbers have risen from 37% in December 2017 to 43% (more in some polls) in April 2018.  That is reflective of a Beacon that is Shining and Resonating with the public.

No matter how hard the Democrats in Congress, the Media, and elsewhere decried the Tax Cuts, most of the public has realized that they are benefitted by this action.  Sadly, some won’t fully realize the benefit until they file their 2018 Tax Returns next year and that will be too late for the mid-term elections.  If everybody receives benefit economically, how is that bad?  Is the hate for anyone having money so strong that we want them to suffer even if their economic progress directly or indirectly benefits us?  That is the message of the Democrats and they thrive on hate.  The racial divide grew larger under the presidency of Barack Obama than it had in decades and the impoverishment of the Black Community escalated under BHO but under the Trump presidency, the unemployment of Blacks has decreased dramatically.  How is that bad?

When President Trump talked tough to North Korea the Democrats chanted, “War Monger! War Monger!” and claimed he was going to plunge us into a nuclear war.  When North Korea began to respond to his tough talk realizing that this president was a man of his word peace negotiations began.  When that happened, the Democrats accused the President of coddling North Korea.  It was and is “damned if you do and damned if you don’t”.  Therefore, Mr. President just do what you know needs to be done and hopefully, there is enough sanity left in the American public to see through the hysteria and divisiveness of the Democrats in Congress.  Everyone will not wake up or even admit that Trump’s Light is becoming a Beacon but I am hopeful that a majority will.

President Donald Trump has a propensity to “shoot from the lip” and that has and will cause him problems and earn him the disdain of many.  He can be crude and even appear rude but from some research that I’ve done and viewed by some who I trust he has a big heart wanting to help those in need.  He is also a devoted pragmatist and his motor runs on “problem-solving”.  Part of that is driven by his ego and part of it by a genuine interest in efficiency and his love for the United States of America.  There have been times, I wished he’d lose his phone and twitter account but that is who he is and leopards do not change their spots.

He has endured more attacks and been under the pressure of a dogged investigation trying to find something to charge him with and yet appears undaunted.  The Democrats are in lock-step in seeking his ouster and far too many Republicans are echoing that same chorus.  The Light that I see shining and becoming a Beacon would be a Massive Lighthouse were the Republicans in Congress to get behind the promised agenda of the 2016 campaign.  The Light and Benefit for All Americans would be incredible if the Democrats stopped being the Party of Opposition and Divisiveness and attempted to work with the president, not manipulate and control him.  If their focus was not on the Russians, Impeachment, and Obstructionism the Beacon of Hope would be shining even brighter.

Please understand, I am not saying that I consider the President Donald J. Trump a saint.  I DO NOT!  Sometimes he confuses me and his “quick lip” concerns me.  However, I am fully convinced that he is the man needed for this hour to turn the tide in American politics and redirect the Ship of State in a more Constitutional Direction.  You may vehemently disagree and that is your right.  I only ask that you consider the benefits of what has transpired and realize that the avowed promise of the Democrats if they regain control is to REPEAL EVERY ACT of this President and RETURN US TO OBAMAVILLE.  If that is something you can live with then you will likely vote Democrat in November.  If it is not and you want to see a more LIMITED GOVERNMENT and the fulfillment of the Campaign Promises made to us the by the President and GOP then please VOTE NO on the Democratic Agenda.  If you will pray, study, examine the facts and consider the cost I believe we will STOP THE BLUE WAVE the Democrats believe is coming.  America will benefit and the window of opportunity will continue at least a couple more years.

God bless you and God Bless America!