THE STATE OF OUR NATION – Are We in Trouble?


No, I am not referring to the claim of the Democrats and Never Trump Republicans that Donald Trump is our crisis.  I am referring to something entirely other and something that is of grave concern to me as a veteran and a patriot.  I see signs and research the reports and statistics that come from our military as well as other governmental entities and am deeply concerned.  I hope and pray that we have not crossed the demarcation line of destruction and declension and are hopeless in the throes of national death.  You may not share my concerns, but they are deeply troubling for me.

Just a few days ago, I read a report by the Pentagon that revealed that of the 34 million Americans between the ages of 17-24 only 29% of them are eligible for military service.  The reasons for the 24 million who are ineligible range from obesity, education and criminal records.  That is troubling for this veteran and lover of America.  I, like others, wonder if the number of those ineligible is not higher but pray that it is not.  The reason I suggest it might be is because of ‘drug use’ among that age group.

How did we get in this condition?  What has happened in our America that has precipitated this crisis?  The reasons for ineligibility are not based on birth but choices.  In today’s snowflake enabling society with the insane political correctness that is persistent, I am not surprised but am troubled.  I told someone recently, America needs to ‘Grow Up.’  I, as many of you, was raised to take personal responsibility and to face the consequences of my choices good and bad.  That ship has sailed in much of America today and many should be wearing signs that read: “Beware Snowflake: Handle with Care!”

I’ve been watching the movement in Academia and witnessed firsthand the evolution of education which has been dumbing down America for decades.  I’ve watched the ‘participation trophy’ pathway where everyone gets a trophy regardless of success, involvement, or effort.  The ‘entitlement mentality’ is ripping us to shreds as a nation and has produced a generation or two of those who have no concept of personal responsibility.  If you don’t like something, simply scream ‘racism, unfair, or blame white privilege even if you are white.’  It is always someone else’s fault and when children are raised that way in the home, in the school, and sometimes in church, we doom them to a life of incredible failure and rob them of the success and joy they could have.

Have you seen the report that the College Board, the entity that administers the SAT college entrance exam has decided that the SAT test will assign an “adversity score” for each student?  What?  They will seek to determine social and economic backgrounds and then determine the score on the test.  Wait?  What happened to actually requiring the students to KNOW the material?  Who is to blame?  There is enough to spread around so I won’t try to lay this at the feet of any one institution or segment of society.  But, I will contend that it is an epidemic and a crisis that must be addressed if we are to survive as the Free Constitutional Republic and not get sucked into the insanity of Socialism or Political Correctness.

I believe the principles of the Bible and endorse ‘tough love’ and ‘tough parenting’ or parenting that demands their children learn personal responsibility and accountability.  Yes, we all want to give them more than we had, but is that the best approach?  Did we truly suffer from having to ‘earn it’ rather than having it handed to us on a silver platter?  Many of us learned the value of money through having to ‘earn the money’ to buy the things we wanted.  My first car was a 1959 Chevrolet that I paid $400.00 for and I loved that car because it was bought and paid for by me.  It was mine and if I broke it I fixed it, it was mine!

Which is more important my ability to perform a job, my knowledge, or my race, sex, ethnicity, or country of origin?  Who would you rather have performing surgery on you, someone who knew how to operate and knew medicine or someone who was awarded their degree and license based on race, sex, ethnicity or something else?  What do we teach kids if everyone gets a trophy for just showing up?  Doesn’t that strip away all desire and drive to achieve?  After all, if you get the same trophy for participating as the person who participated and achieved success why invest the time or energy?

It is impossible to make the playing field truly level in all areas of life.   Yes, I believe we are all created equal regarding liberty and the right to pursue our dreams, but we are not all equal in ability, determination, and drive.  I heard someone ask, “Should a person who thinks the same way at age 40 the same way they did when they were four be considered a grown-up?”  I laughed and then cried!  NO, a thousand times NO!  That is one of our problems today, millions of those chronologically adults are still adolescents and they are moving to the head of the line to govern and lead this nation.  That is alarming!

Our cessation of demanding that the young learn personal responsibility and accountability enables the Leftist, largely in the Democratic Party to manipulate our precious children and youth.  They are using our failure to transform our kids into idol-worshipping burdens and we will pay dearly for that abdication of responsibility as parents, teachers, and leaders.

Hillary Clinton once said, “It takes a village to raise a child.” No, she did not dream that up on her own, but she owned that philosophy.  Many of the Democratic hopefuls for POTUS also embrace that mentality.  In fact, Senator Kamala Harris believes that parents and teachers raise children.  I scream, NO!  Teachers are to TEACH our children, but parents are to PARENT the children.  I totally agree that every person involved in a child’s life should complement the efforts of the parent, but parenting is the responsibility of the parents!

I believe that the failure to Grow Up is very high on the list when describing the American Crisis.  I see nothing but failure if we allow the liberal leftists, largely in the Democratic Party regain total control of our government.  Our children will be molded into faithful soldiers of that agenda and once those of my generation and possibly the one following assume room temperature and depart this life, America will become a faint memory. 

God help us to Wake Up!   God bless you and God bless America!

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UNDERSTANDING THE INANE IS IMPOSSIBLE USING RATIONAL REASON


That is true in every sector of life and regarding every topic, but I’m focused on something specific.  What is the fascination with Socialism by so many Americans today?  What is it in the packaging and selling of that magic elixir that makes it reasonable as opposed to Free Market Capitalism?  As I said in my title, understanding the inane is impossible using rational reason.  Therefore, to understand the appeal we must delve deeper into the mindset of the proponents of this failed philosophy, government, and economic system.  We must abandon reason and view it from the perspective of emotion, entitlement, victimization, and greed.  It is only there that we arrive at the foundational basis of the appeal of Socialism.

I did not say that it was reasonable or desirable but to grasp the ‘why’ we must understand the ‘who’ of the equation.  Recently Fox News Business conducted a town hall debate on Socialism and Capitalism.  Their forum solidified my contention that no facts from history, no examples of failure will dampen the appeal of Socialism to those who are limited in their ability to fulfill their unlimited needs or desires.  More specifically, when the satisfaction of those needs and desires comes through those viewed as the ‘exploiters of working people’.  The appeal becomes irresistible and the temptation to ascribe to that philosophy too strong to think. 

That debate, as virtually all discussions regarding Socialism and its failures, never entertained the ideological purpose of socialism and offered no clear definition of that system.  Instead, they focused on the blemishes and flaws in a capitalist system.  The major talking point seemed to be, as often is, the idea that capitalism is a flawed system.  Those desiring Socialism demand that it will make everything fair and equal.  The truth is that it will do neither, but then to arrive at that conclusion you would be required to use rational reason rather than emotion, embrace an entitlement mentality, consider yourself an exploited victim of the capitalist, and allow greed to take preeminence in your mind.

The egalitarian desires of the proponents of Socialism are never forced to explain how the fulfillment of their proposals would be implemented or their true cost.  They purveyors of this philosophy are preying on the minds of the brainwashed and those envious of others who have achieved.  They know their packaging and presentation of an egalitarian dream and touting the idea that Socialism will level the playing field, and everyone will be equal, produces votes.  The damage done to all of society is not of any concern to them, only winning elections.  They duped remained duped and follow the inane devoid of rational reason.

When you present a philosophy to an angry mob that feeds on their sense of lack, promising them those things they have been unable to obtain, you move from reason to emotion.  If you never explain the economic costs and how the share and share alike mentality does not elevate everyone but brings everyone down to a certain level you’d lose support, so avoid that at all cost. 

I hear those promoting Socialism advance the idea that China is an example of successful socialism.  The facts are, China is more of a dynasty engaged in a system of slavery than Socialism.  The Chinese government has been using forced labor to develop China’s manufacturing industry to become the manufacturing facility of the United States.  China’s reliance on the America market is indisputable.  If President Trump closes certain loopholes in the trade deals with China, we will witness the deflation of China’s economy.  The fantasy that China is a successful working model of Socialism will prove to be a wishful daydream.

I hear others touting the Scandinavian model of Socialism as the cat’s meow of economic systems.  I suggest that due to the size of those countries, the severity of the weather they have discovered that ‘collectivism’ is needed, in some form, for survival.  Unfortunately, the proponents of Socialism confuse the principles of collectivism with the ideas of socialism.  I suggest that if you examine the facts you will discover that the Scandinavians have always maintained their unique sense of identity and unique concept of social order.  I also contend that what was needed in the past is an impediment to the innovation required in the present regarding economic progress. 

America has always had a heritage of individualism.  For America and Americans to embrace collectivism we would witness and undergo a massive transformation in our basic way of life.  A change that would trouble both those who want Socialism and those who do not.  Moving from self-sufficiency to government-dependency is not something that the masses will accept voluntarily.  That was the idea behind the creation of the United States of America, not to be like Europe.

I borrowed this from a presentation by Alexander G. Markovsky and its value to me is immeasurable.  He offered some numbers that signify America’s greatness.  Just over 100 years ago, in the United States:

  • The average life expectancy for men was 47-years.
  • Only 14% of the homes had a bathtub.
  • Only 8% of the homes had a telephone.
  • Only 6% of all Americans had graduated from high school.
  • There were only 8,000 cars and 144 miles of paved road.
  • A three-minute call from Denver to New York City cost 11 dollars, while the average wage was 22 cents per hour.
  • The leading causes of death were tuberculosis and diarrhea.

Through innovation and individual prosperity, entrenched in the principles of capitalism we have advanced dramatically.  Who wants to go back to third-world status found in most socialist societies?   The socialist fail to grasp the reality that wealth and economic equality are mutually exclusive.  Economic equality can only be found in poverty, not wealth.  The proof in the pudding regarding socialism is that every time and every place it has been tried it has failed.  No amount of spin or ignoring the facts can alter that truth!

God help us if we do not reject in a resounding manner the Socialist of the Democratic Party and defeat them in November 2020.  America’s future and our individual prosperity are hanging in the balance.

God bless you and God bless America!

WHAT WILL IT TAKE – To Wake Up Rip Van Winkle America?


That is the image comes to my mind when I consider how millions in America on both sides of the political aisle are seemingly oblivious to the depth of the corruption and the imminent danger of ignoring the corruption in Washington. I have had conservatives who are staunch supporters of the Constitution but not strongly behind this president tell me, “this too will pass, so no worries.”  I have had liberals, who detest anything contradictory to their ideological position who tell me, “the only thing wrong in America is Donald Trump.”  They are both wrong!

Since the end of the Mueller Investigation, there have been bits and pieces of factual data emerging that expose the coup and debunk its premise. The information reveals the depth of the partisan corruption behind, during, and following this investigation by the Democrats.  No, I am not absolving the Republicans of any corruption in DC because I believe the Swamp is filled with denizens of both parties.  I see D.C. as a cesspool that is posing an extreme health hazard to the political health of all Americans and America. 

My question is and continues to be, “Are we Rip Van Winkle, politically?”  I guess I could ask as a friend said recently, “Do we really think we can just sleep off the condition like a bad hangover?”  America, the problem is deep, expansive, and the tentacles of corruption have wrapped their contaminated arms around every facet of our government.  That is a harbinger of destruction that cannot be ignored. 

Recently, the FBI finally released more documents that further incriminate Hillary Clinton and her team far beyond anything revealed thus far.  It continues to get worse and yet, I see little intestinal fortitude on the part of Congress (either party) to truly deal with the matter.  This taints the FBI, the CIA, Homeland, NSA, and the Obama administration’s malicious behavior and intent.  Yet, there is little desire to truly dig to the bottom of the pile of manure and hold those guilty accountable.  Why?  Birds of a feather flock together should sufficiently answer that why.

With these new revelations, it is impossible for anyone who truly believes in the rule of law to understand how she was not indicted.  The new documents conclude that “Hillary Clinton was in violation of basic server security with her home-brew server.  There is the distinct possibility that ALL and that is a capital ALL her emails were stolen.  She and her team illegally stripped the documents of the highest classifications demanded.” That is not just criminal it is treacherous and maybe treasonous.  It posed and poses a grave national security risk and threat.  Imagine, her in the White House and our enemies in possession of those emails and classified information. 

These new emails reveal that Sidney Blumenthal attempted to leverage his relationship with Hillary to get her to hand over a classified intelligence file that contained a ‘road-map’ to a $30 billion fortune!  I would argue that organized crime syndicates of bygone eras were no more corrupt than this team of Swamp Denizens.

We know that targeting data made its way from Hillary’s bathroom server to the ‘dark web’.  That jeopardized and jeopardizes our Intelligence Community in a way that others have and are serving prison terms for their violations and leaking names. 

The amazing fact is that former FBI Director James Comey and subsequently Special Investigator Robert Mueller did not deem any of this worthy of consideration.  Comey has even said that although there was ‘wrong’ or ‘criminal’ behavior on the part of Hillary and her team, “She didn’t intend to do harm.”  That was his justification for not indicting her and pursuing the matter further.  He is obviously clairvoyant or maybe he was engaging in a wee-bit of CYA trying to protect himself and cronies once she became president.   They all fully believed that there was not a snowball’s chance in Hades of Trump beating her, therefore, they had to protect, protect, protect and continue to do so.  Now, it is not so much for her as for their own rear ends. 

The FBI discovered in the emails and redacted the name of a man who had a ‘controversial history with the U.S. Intelligence Community’ who was working with Blumenthal through Hillary to cash in on “plundered assets” in Libya.  Who was that man and how is he and Blumenthal walking around free while members of the Trump team are in prison or have been ruined socially, politically, emotionally, and financially?  No, we do not wonder how we now must ask “How Long?”

The emails confirm the involvement of the Clinton Team in the Russian hoax from the beginning. The MSM won’t touch this with a ten-foot pole.  There mimic the three monkeys, “See no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil” against the Clintons or any Leftist.  Now that we have weathered the storm of the infuriated Left for Trump and his supporters chanting “Lock Her Up!”  Now that Nancy Pelosi has reinstituted that chant and turned it toward Trump, I believe we can now engage acceptably in calling for Hillary and those on the Left involved in this Coup to be Jailed! 

Do I believe it will happen?  Not with the current membership of the House of Representatives and the Senate.  Not with the current state of political corruption in the various law enforcement bureaus of the federal government.  Not unless President Trump is reelected, we reclaim the House and keep the Senate with true constitutional conservatives and place enough originalist on the courts.  If we do those things and continue to work, pray, and educate we just might get a few of the dirty denizens of the DC Swamp.  I truly do not care of they are Democrats, Independents, Libertarians, or Republicans.  I want America back!

God bless you and God bless America!

HAVING IT BOTH WAYS?


I never cease to be amazed at the hypocrisy, delusion, and misguided demands some people make, especially those following the toxicity of liberal thought and politics.   For example, there is the Alyssa Milano’s call for a ‘sex strike’ over the abortion laws recently passed in Georgia, Alabama, and other areas.  A Sex Strike because they can’t have abortion on demand!  Isn’t that counterproductive for her cause? 

The last time I checked with biological experts and talked to a GYN I reconfirmed that it still takes a male and female to get pregnant.  Oh, there might be artificial insemination, but it still takes what sex produces to get pregnant, It requires and egg and a sperm!  So, if they stop having sex, won’t they also stop getting pregnant?  That would eliminate the need for an abortion.  Sounds a bit illogical to me, but then I try to use my head for something other than a hat-rack. 

The activists are protesting, and women are carrying signs demanding, “Government Run Healthcare” and then in the same crowd are demanding that the “Government Stay out of their bodies.”  If you want the government to run healthcare aren’t you inviting the government to tell you what you can and cannot do with your body and that life in your womb?  Sounds like trying to have it both ways and, to me, that is illogical and irrational.  But then, I am just a Bible-thumping, God-fearing, Constitutional supporting, Christian Conservative Veteran Patriot, so what could I possibly know?

What does the Constitution say about abortion, if anything?  I believe that the Supreme Court made an errant ruling on ‘Roe v. Wade’.  I believe that the criticism of the ruling deserves the criticism it receives in public opinion and academic review.  No, not everyone in the public sees it that way and a very large swath of those in academia are liberal leftists and support whatever the Left advances.  But, those who honestly evaluate the ruling and the Constitution see some issues that need to be addressed.

I believe that the SCOTUS went too far in the change it ordered and offered a woefully incomplete justification for its decision.  You may vehemently disagree, that is your right.  All I ask is that you hear the conclusion of my argument and observation and then take whatever stand you choose.  This is still a Free Country, at least in a limited fashion.

Even Danny Cevallos, a criminal defense attorney, and an MSNBC legal analyst acknowledged the weakness of the foundation of the Law.  He said:

“[W]e have known since the ‘70s that Roe v. Wade stands on a weak foundational basis.  Whether you’re pro-life or pro-choice, Roe v. Wade is really about, do we have an individual, fundamental – do women have a privacy right in the Constitution that overrides state legislatures’ abilities to make laws affecting abortion?  The bottom line is, that even if you are pro-choice, [sic] the right to privacy does not exist, either in the history or the text of the Constitution, which is why Roe v. Wade has always been ripe to be overturned.”

Joe Scarborough of MSNBC called Cevallos’ comments interesting rather than calling him a heretic.  Scarborough acknowledged that his constitutional law professor, Mika Brzezinski, an incredibly progressive academic said, “though I agree with the conclusion of Roe, it’s a terribly written case, and its logic is baffling at times.” 

Where did we get the idea that abortion is a constitutional right?  Is it or is it not?  That is the question.  Additionally, who gets to decide what laws each state adopts regarding abortion or virtually anything else?  Is it the federal government or the state government?  Is the federal government the overlord of everything and are the states to be considered subjugated to the wishes of the federal or centralized government? 

Antonin Scalia, before his untimely demise, wrote the dissenting opinion in the 1992 case of ‘Planned Parenthood v. Casey’.  In his dissent, he explained articulately and accurately how and why Roe was created and it should get our attention and cause us to think. 

Scalia addressed the present absence of compromise since Roe.  He argued that abortion on demand had destroyed all compromise in the present and future and pressed the entire issue to be decided uniformly, at the national level.  He said that to portray Roe as the statesmanlike “settlement” of a divisive issue, a jurisprudential ‘Peace of Westphalia’ that is worth preserving is nothing short of Orwellian.  He addressed the fact that justices for the court had since been chosen with a focus on their view of the Law.  That is dangerous and damaging to the purpose of the court.

Abraham Lincoln understood the principle and the dangers of the SCOTUS deciding matters for all Americans.  He said: “The candid citizen must confess that if the policy of the Government, upon vital questions affecting the whole people, is to be irrevocably fixed by the decisions of the Supreme Court… the people will have ceased to be their own rulers, having to that extent practically resigned their Government into the hands of that eminent tribunal.”

One of the dangers of SCOTUS rulings is the principle of stare decisis, embodied in the word ‘irrevocably’.  The Constitution is our guide to navigate the troubled waters of politics and laws.  That document identifies that the best pathway is to allow the individual states to decide matters rather than allowing the SCOTUS to ‘irrevocably fix’ policies and laws.

I am a strong advocate for States Rights and believe that the citizens and legislatures of the individual states should be allowed to decide in this and most other matters.  There are a few, precious few, things that the federal government has the authority to decide for the nation and all other things should be left to the states. 

I am Pro-Life so my opposition to abortion is no secret.  However, if any state opts to enact a law allowing the practice that is their decision.  I may view it morally and biblically a bad decision, but it is their decision.  I do not believe that the nine jurists of the Supreme Court should be empowered to arbitrarily decide for all of us and every state.

I support the overturning of ‘Roe v. Wade’ and returning the matter to the individual states.  I pray that the SCOTUS will finally see the error of their ways or decisions.  I weep for the 60 million babies that have been killed unborn!  Agree or disagree, that is your right!

God bless you and God bless America!

THE PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENCE MUST BE PRESERVED…


I don’t care if you are a liberal or a conservative, this applies to you. If you truly want to allow the abolishment and abandonment of one of the most basic and core foundational precepts of our Justice System, ‘the presumption of innocence’ you are opening a door you do not want to open.  That is the condition existing today in Washington.  It is a condition that has been exposed in a dramatic fashion in the wake of Robert Mueller’s report and press conference.  He introduced a new and outlandish doctrine in both his report and statement, the doctrine of ‘not not guilty.’ 

He subtly, but blatantly called for the impeachment of the president and thereby revealed his real purpose and objective.  The first line in his report regarding the timeline that precipitated the file being opened was a blatant lie.  The investigation did not begin with Papadopoulos’ drunken tirade with the Australian ambassador in London about Russia and the election, it began long before that.  How long?  That is still being investigated but the timeline has been debunked repeatedly.  I was taught that if you begin with a wrong premise you end with a wrong conclusion and that fits this “investigation.”

Robert Mueller, as a special investigator and/or prosecutor, was supposed to be a neutral arbiter with the directive to bring a clear conclusion that the entire nation could unite behind.  That did not happen, and I contend was never part of the plan.  He ignored trails that led to the Democrats including Obama, Lynch, and Clinton as well as others.  He pursued side trails of process crimes against associates of Trump or anyone on the Conservative side of the ledger.  So much for neutral arbiter, that dog won’t hunt.

Robert Mueller is a swamp denizen, a deep state lawyer and entrenched in the good ole boy system of DC.  When he was the director of the FBI the Deputy Attorney General was none other than James Comey.  When Comey left his post, he secured employment as a multi-million-dollar general counsel for Lockheed Martin. Coincidentally, of course, Lockheed Martin was then awarded a contract worth over a billion dollars by Robert Mueller’s FBI.  Of course, it must have been a mere coincidence, after all both are deemed to be virtual saints with impeccable integrity, right?

After Mueller left his post at the FBI his saintliness was manifested in his superior ethics as he cashed in on his previous position and influence.  He went back to work for his old law and lobbying firm, Wilmer-Hale.  Guess who his clients were?  Those directly related to his previous government work.  Firms such as Booz-Allen-Hamilton, a giant surveillance contractor.  Bloomberg has called them ‘the world’s most profitable spy agency.’  Nice work if you can get it, right?  But of course, all coincidental and no reflection on his integrity and no tainting of his halo.

The Ole Boy System in the DC Establishment has a code that is strictly adhered to: “Protect Each Other, At All Costs.”  The secondary part of that code is: “Take Down Any Threat to Your Power and Position.”  Donald Trump is the mortal enemy of the liberal left and has awakened a sleeping giant of deplorables despised by the Left.

Robert Mueller’s press conference was not an explanation of the law, serving justice or the interest of the American people it was innuendo and smear.  It had one purpose and that was to damage Donald Trump in the minds of the public and give the legislators motivation to impeach. 

They could not prevent Trump from winning the election, so they have sought, devotedly, to destroy him and somehow overturn the election.  The presumption of innocence is not ‘not not guilty.’  The burden of proof is not on the defendant but on the prosecutors to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. They have not, did not, cannot, will not.  Why?  Because there was no crime, not collusion, no obstruction of justice on the part of Trump and his campaign. 

William Barr has stated that he does not see treason, in the legal sense, in what the FBI, CIA and other agencies did in spying on Trump but that is not to say, nor did he say, there was no criminal activity.  He is investigating and hopefully will dig deep enough and long enough to uncover the evidence needed to indict and prosecute those needing indictment and prosecution.  America needs that to happen! 

The Book of Ecclesiastes says there is a time for everything and this is the time to ‘fight back.’  The players in the coup all insist they did everything by the book and did nothing wrong.  If that is the truth, then why the push back, resistance, and stonewalling in providing the DOJ with the requested documents to make the investigation easier and swifter? 

You may be a Never Trump advocate and if you are I pray that you will realize the damage being done to our system of government by this insane coup attempt and never-ending war on this president.  If you want what is best for America, you surely cannot think that Hillary Clinton or any of the slate of Democratic hopefuls for POTUS would be the answer to our ills.  If you do, I’m wasting my breath trying to talk to you, so I will leave you to your views and try to speak to anyone who will exercise a smidgen of reason.  I know that sounds harsh, but the Republic is too valuable to pussyfoot around trying to hurt anyone’s feelings. 

We all make mistakes and I’ve made more than my share.  When I realize that I’ve made one, I try to rectify that mistake not be bullheaded and drive on to destruction because I’m too proud or stubborn to admit I was wrong.  No politician has or will do everything right but when one will fight for our Freedoms and our Nation, I take note.

God bless you and God bless America!

CONNECT THE DOTS and You Will Be Distraught…


What dots am I talking about?  The dots of liberalism and the agenda of the Democrats in DC today.  There is a timelessness to truth and righteousness.  There is a timelessness to the declaration of our Founding Fathers that all men are created equal and endowed with certain inalienable rights.  They enumerated some of those rights and included life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. 

Admittedly, some in their ranks wanted a monarchy with George Washington as the new king, but most of the wanted limited government.  Overall, they desired that the moral moorings of scripture be taught in our schools and recognized in our society.  They wanted to keep the federal government from becoming the overbearing behemoth it has become.  They desired that the individual states have autonomy while being part of the union of states.  They wanted a government of the people, by the people and for the people.  They wanted something diametrically other than what we have today.  They repeatedly warned us of the dangers of allowing the government to become what we have allowed it to become.

I am a Constitutionalist and believe that the Constitution must be interpreted with the Original Intent as the foundational guide.  I am a Conservative and want limited government.  My Christian faith compels me to have compassion on the needy who are truly needy, but my understanding of right principles rejects the idea that government is to be anyone’s sugar-daddy.  We have evolved into a state unrecognizable to the constitutional guidelines and it is getting worse not better each passing year and election.  It seems to matter little which party is in power, the declension continues. 

We know the absolute devastation of allowing the Left to have control of the government.  Need we reflect beyond the eight-years of Barack Hussein Obama to solidify that argument?  The new slate of Democrats desiring to ascend to the presidency are virtually all Socialistic in their expressed views and agendas.  Electing any of them would place the Republic on a collision course with total financial chaos and drastic infringement on many of our inalienable rights.  Do you really think that is a good idea?

Edmund Burke, often identified as the father of conservatism, wrote in “Reflections on Revolution in France” about the incredibly destructive consequences of the French Revolution.  He argued that the political climate had digressed to a state where they were ‘throwing the baby out with the bathwater’ and inviting more trouble than they could imagine.  His argument was that when the tried and true are dispensed with and replaced only by reason and ideas devoid of a transcendent morality that in turn would unleash all kinds of negative consequences.  Today’s liberal seems to have the attitude, “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead into destruction.”

Burke’s philosophy can be summarized in two words, tradition and obligation.  His argument and mine are that without those guiding principles any society devolves into nihilism and anarchy where selfishness and self-centeredness take center stage and sanity takes a vacation.  I believe that liberalism is often, if not usually, the ideology of a myopia that lives for the moment and the gratification of the immediate.  Our microwave, instant everything society is impatient and incapable of persevering to achieve excellence through hard work and handling difficult problems. 

The past cannot be changed, it is etched in the annals of time and it is what it is!  What happened, happened and that cannot be altered.  We must reflect on the past to avoid the mistakes of those eras in both the present and the future.  The sanitization of history is another exercise of liberalism attempt of developing a society that does not want to be reminded of anything unpleasant.  We are in what could be identified as a Neo-Enlightenment society where the adherents to liberalism want to disown all our Judeo-Christian values and blame those values for all the ills of history.

I believe that Harry Truman and John F. Kennedy, if they held true to the views they held at the time of their presidencies, would be drummed out of the Democratic Party today.  Neither would have a prayer at securing the nomination of that Party and although they likely would not be Republicans they would be far more aligned with the Elephant than the Donkey.  I do not believe they were conservatives but they were not today’s liberal.

In conservatism, there are core values that are not negotiable.  The core values and ideology of Conservatism include smaller government, lower taxes, and personal responsibility.  As a Christian, I include moral sanity based on biblical moral principles but some who are conservative do not ascribe to that view. 

Liberals today believe they are the smartest people in the room.  They believe they are the rightful heirs and overseers of government.  They believe that they are the guardians of progress and any views other than those aligned with their ideology and agenda are anathema.  I have said that much of the time, those following the toxicity of liberalism and progressivism, which is today’s Socialism cannot see the forest for the trees.  They are blind guides, leading blind followers and you would never give the keys of the car to a blind, drunken teenager.  Yet, that is what millions want to do with our government. 

They are like chameleons and change their agendas and postulations to fit the moment.  They are like the marketers of many goods and services they must keep coming up with things to keep their customers coming back.  The newest and latest and greatest is demanded.  The fad of the novelty and the greed of selfishness prevails, and we are stooped in the mire and refuse their policies leave behind.  It’s like walking through the cow-pen barefooted and feeling the ooze between the toes of things you really don’t want to step in.

God bless you and God bless America.  Keep your eye on the goal and remember in November 2020 what America was, is, and can be! 

IS THIS US and HOW DID WE GET HERE?


I am angry, sad, concerned, and even fearful for not only America but the world today.  I beyond perplexed as to how anyone can honestly, with any semblance of rational reason and a smidgen of critical thought embrace the lunacy of the Left of today.  I am not trying to be an apologist for the Republican Party because many of their politicians are so like the Democrats it could be compared to Pro Wrestling or ‘Wrasslin’.

If you were to go into one of the coffee shops near the Capitol in Washington, D.C. you would find Democrats and Republicans sharing a cup of Joe, laughing, and discussing how and who will piggyback on various pieces of legislation.  They are best of buds but let the television cameras roll in and they are mortal enemies.  It’s a game and we are the ones being played!  What we have in today’s political world is light years from what the Founding Fathers envisioned and purposed.  Is this us?  Yes!  How did we get in this mess?  That requires much more detail to answer.

I believe, you may not, that the present view of abortion and the demands of the narcissistic self-important Hollywood Elitist is a symptom of a condition in society that is deadly.  If I truly believed that the Left believed that abortion was about women’s health I might be more sympathetic to their rantings.  I do not believe that most of them truly believe that.  I believe they believe that they believe it but deep inside they know it is about convenience for most not an infringement on a woman’s right to choose, control over her own body, or her health.  It is rooted in self-importance and convenience. 

I wish that was the root cause and the whole story but, in my view, it is only a surface symptom not the objective of the abortion issue.  It is about ‘devaluing human life’.  Before you break out the whips, boil the oil, and erect a cross to crucify me on, let me explain.  I believe that people like Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, and many others past and present operating behind the scenes have a diabolical ‘fundamental transformation plan’ in mind and abortion is a symptom, result, or catalyst to their objective.

I suggest and believe that if we devalue human life, like the life of that unborn baby or the newly born baby to the point that we have no remorse over exterminating it, we open the door to unimaginable evil.  I cringe when I hear a governor advancing the post-birth abortion or extermination of a human life say, “We will keep it comfortable until the decision is made to let it expire or not.”  EXPIRE?  That’s what happens to milk and other products that have an expiration date, but a baby?  EXPIRE?  No, it is whether or not to murder that human being and that can only be done if we anesthetize or deaden our consciences and reclassify that life as something other than a human being. 

Where does all this lead?  I believe that everything is progressive in life.  One thing leads to another and without the first you don’t get the second.  One lie turns into two lies, then three and then becomes believed and impossible to retract.  Decisions have consequences and bad decisions have bad consequences. 

A woman has a right to choose whether or not to engage in unprotected sex or not and that is her control over her own body.  I understand the lack of choice in rape and my heart breaks for the woman so abused.  But, when did two wrongs make a right?  If there is a baby in the womb, that is a human life and that life has the right to see the light of day.  A woman can choose to offer that unwanted baby for adoption, giving life value, rather than giving it no value and aborting. 

In history, we have documented records of the progression of tyranny and despotism.  One encroachment on the rights of citizens led to another and another until there was either total bondage or apocalyptic destruction and carnage with events like the Holocaust.  When I hear people like the Muslim Representative in Congress say that she gets a ‘calming feeling’ when she thinks of the Holocaust I tremble and am horrified.  If all lives do not matter, then we come to a point where no lives matter.

In the matter of abortion, I believe it is far more about devaluing human life in the scheme of a much larger agenda than any thought or concern for the woman involved.  Oh, it may be totally about her to the woman who is contemplating an abortion, but not to the initiators of it. 

How much of a step is it to move from considering that unborn baby or newborn baby as is the new desire of abortionist to considering the weak, sickly, elderly, mentally challenged, etc. from having no value.  In my lifetime I have heard Democrats suggest that euthanasia for seniors is not a bad idea.  They were exempted from that decision because they are in the Ruling Class and therefore valuable and contributors but the rest of us are fair game.

If human life has no value, as is seen in the actions and expressed views of people like the terrorist, MS-13 gangs, and other criminal organizations what other atrocities could that open the door to?  If Jews are deemed the dregs of the earth and it is doing their god a service to eradicate them, who else might be deemed unwanted and unnecessary.  If open season on blacks or whites is deemed a righteous cause, then where does that lead.  If those who differ with your opinion are deemed worthy of elimination what is off the table.  If we become “a law unto ourselves” what is safe?

You may totally disagree with my analysis and evaluation of what is going on and where we are as a society and world, that’s your right.  You may find my position so objectionable that you choose to no longer associate with me on social media, that’s your choice.  You may insist that abortion is a human right, but I contend that if life is devalued to the point that we can kill an unborn or newborn baby without remorse no human is safe, and we will see a state of depravity bud forth that endangers the human species and destruction will be sure and painful.

I fear for my world, my country, my children, my grandchildren, and future generations.  I warn that if we allow the Democrats to regain the White House, keep the House, and reclaim the Senate in 2020 we will see abortion on demand the accepted norm, post-birth abortions coming to full acceptance, higher taxes, reinstitution of Obamacare on steroids, massive attempts to make guns illegal, and Churches placed in the Cross-hairs of the PC Police to the point that many will be forced to close and pastors imprisoned.  The dangers are beyond my ability in this short space to enumerate. 

It’s up to you and me in 2020 and beyond.  I pray that we wake up before it’s too late.  God bless you and God bless America!