GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN – Fact and Fiction – Rhetoric and Spin…


By “Government Shutdown” most people think that the government shuts down, but that is a far cry from reality.  A “government shutdown” is when non-essential discretionary federal programs close or cease to receive funding.  The President is mandated to enact this action when Congress fails to appropriate funds to continue those programs.  The normal budget process requires Congress to appropriate those funds by September 30th for the following fiscal year.  If that does not happen, Congress can and often do pass a continuing resolution that extends the date weeks or months.  If after that time, Congress cannot agree there is a “government shutdown.” 

HOWEVER, IT IS NOT A COMPLETE SHUTDOWN and frankly, some of those programs are completely unnecessary whereas the essentials operations of the government continue.  The war in Congress is over what funds are allocated for what purposes and departments.  The Democrats want a blank check for discretionary spending in the form of entitlements and the Republicans want to increase defense spending, raising it to $700 BILLION but sequestration limits it to $549 BILLION.  That is largely the result of the Obama administration’s mishandling of virtually everything within our government.  The Democrats are demanding a dollar for dollar increase in non-defense discretionary programs, now limited to $516 BILLION.  They demand a plan that allows the illegals eligible for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) to remain in the United States and make them legal.  Some of the so-called Dreamers are MS-13 GANG MEMBERS who came as unaccompanied children. The Trump immigration plan would end the program in the spring if Congress doesn’t develop a permanent fix.  Congress has failed to do their work and the Democrats want to blame the President, the Republicans, and all Conservatives and are threatening a “government shutdown.”

A limited list of the major departments impacted by a shutdown include some departments that cause some people to buy the rhetoric of the left and believe that it would be catastrophic.  However, we have endured “government shutdowns” before and survived quiet nicely.  In fact, some of the fat needs to be trimmed from many of those affected departments and this would be a wonderful time for the President and Congress to address the bloat and transition from a “baseline budgeting process” to a “zero-based budgeting process.”  That won’t happen, but it is a nice thought.  The Democrats oppose the border fence or wall and support keeping the Obamacare subsidies and virtually every other domestic spending and entitlement program.

The Democrats warned the Republicans when the Republicans threatened and actually brought about a “government shutdown” that it would catastrophic and mean the doom of the GOP forever.  That did not happen and now guess who is threatening a shutdown and threatening to hold the government hostage to get what they want in ransom payment.  Yep, you guessed, it is none other than the loving, caring liberal Democrats.  The loving and caring is sarcasm not a belief they are either of those things.

The question is, “How are the voters responding to the Democrat threat?”  Several polls that I have read indicate that the voters are rejecting the Democrat argument by a 2 to 1 margin.  Rasmussen Reports, “Just 27% agree with Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin’s call for a “government shutdown” in order to force a congressional decision on the Dreamers as a separate issue from border security.”  The report indicates that 55% oppose a “government shutdown” as proposed by the Democrats and only 17% are undecided.”  Even with 100% of the 17% the Democrats still come up on the short end of the stick, but they don’t believe the voters are important enough or intelligent enough to make their own decisions.  After all, they are our moral conscience, right?  (My cheek is hurting with my tongue so firmly pressed against it.) The poll indicated some interesting numbers including the fact that 58% of blacks, 49% of Democrats, 42% of liberals, and 63% of people who earn from $30,000 to $60,000 per year.  

That same poll asked, “How important is it to secure the border before dealing with the Dreamers question?”  Hang on to your hat liberals, you will hate this.  43% said it was VERY IMPORTANT and only 13% said it was UNIMPORTANT.  That is a 3.5 to 1 ratio in favor of border security BEFORE any amnesty strategy.  But, if you listen to the MSM, the activist, and the Democrats, AMNESTY is a burning issue for voters and garners a vast majority of support.  Not according to these polls and not according to all I can discover.

In my view, the Democrats are painting themselves into a corner and the GOP has a golden opportunity to nail their hides to the wall.  Will they?  Not likely, if past history is any indication of present reality.  They will sidestep the issue, swing and miss at the softballs being tossed their way by the Left, and fumble and bumble their way to allow the Democrats to walk away unscathed and it could prove costly to all who love the Constitutional Republic our Framers and Founders established for us.  WAKE UP GOP, the coffee is brewing, and you are sniffing around the manure bin.  I urge each of you to call your elected officials and let them know how you feel and demand they take definitive steps to fulfill the campaign promises, cut spending and taxes, and take another step toward draining the Swamp and dismantling the Deep State.

We can do this, but it will require much effort on our part and ousting some of the Establishment types in the primaries.  God bless you and God bless America is my desire and prayer.  Join me in the fight for Faith, Family, and Freedom!



BUREAUCRATIC LAW ENFORCEMENT – “Political Enforcement Equals Selective Enforcement of the Law” …

BLOG POST 2 - Selective Law Enforcement

There are more examples available to cite to give credibility to my allegation but in the never-ending Trump investigation by the FBI, the Democrats, Congress, and the Special Counsel.  I want to target a few examples of partisan gamesmanship and selective law enforcement by the FBI and Robert Mueller’s Team which, in my view, destroys all credibility of both.  You may disagree but let me offer my thoughts and you can couple them with sawbuck and get a cup of coffee most places.

I don’t know what General Flynn did or did not do that was illegal or questionable, but he is being indicted for the grave crime of “lying to the FBI”.  The irony of that illegality is they can lie to us with impunity be we dare not lie to them.  The recently fired agent who was fired from Robert Mueller’s team because he sent out “anti-Trump” texts is the same agent who conducted interviews with two of Hillary Clinton’s aides who gave false statements to the FBI. They lied about what they knew regarding Hillary’s private email server.  Have they been indicted?  NOPE, they have been given immunity.  Why?  The only conclusion I can arrive at is, so they would not have to testify against Hillary and allowed the FBI to help conceal her crimes and guarantee she went free.  Not so with General Flynn.  Again, the question that begs an answer is why?  The only conclusion that seems logical to me is that he is worked for the hated Donald Trump, not Queen Hillary and the Democrats.   Mueller’s top man Mr. Weissman has not been fired but he is a strong advocate for Hillary and attended her party after the election.  Interesting!

Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin were staring possible jail time in the face because of their misleading and outright fabrications to the FBI, but fortunately for them, the interviewer was none other than Peter Strzok the FBI section chief who is openly “Anti-Trump.”  I can live with felony indictments issued for lying to the FBI and Law Enforcement so long as it is consistent and not “selective”, as in this case.  In fact, Mr. Strzok and Justice Department attorney David Laufman interviewed Hillary Clinton on July 2, 2016, and from all indications, the queen herself was not fully forthcoming and honest in her answers to the FBI.  Is she under indictment?  You know the answer to that question and I might add, she likely will never be.  The argument of some is the highly questionable position of the FBI in the Clinton interviews is that she was never placed under oath, giving her and the FBI a doorway through which they could excuse her.

Former FBI Director James Comey defended the untruthful aides of Hillary over their inconsistent statements and fabrications.  He said, “Having done many investigations myself, there’s always conflicting recollections of facts, some of what is central [to the investigation], some of which are peripheral.”  Does that standard apply to any of the Trump team?  Thus far, it would seem the answer is no.  In my view, this is far more than a double standard it is blatant political activism and partisanship.  That kind of actions by Law Enforcement erodes any credibility they might have and gives sustenance to the arguments by some groups that Law Enforcement systematically uses “selective enforcement” of the laws making them targets unfairly.  Law Enforcement MUST be unbiased and seek facts not conduct investigations based on a desire or foregone conclusion.  They MUST follow the facts wherever those facts lead and NEVER manipulate evidence to support their hope in the matter.

How much can we trust federal Law Enforcement or Congress, when they pick and choose what laws they want to be enforced and whom they want to drop the hammer on and who they do not?  Please understand, I support law enforcement but not corruption and partisan jockeying.  How much can we trust any governmental agency, bureaucracy, department, or official who uses his or her office, position, or power for political purposes and engages in activism?  How much can we trust the judicial system when it turns a blind eye to certain people and crimes while making an iron-fisted ruling on those, not of their ideological persuasion?  Someone said, “How do you know a politician is lying?  Their lips are moving.” 

For me, the questions are: “Why did General Flynn lie?  Why did Hillary’s aides lie?  Why did Hillary deny, deny, deny and get by?  Why is it so difficult to get the unredacted notes on the Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch tarmac meeting?”  WHY?  Still, other questions are: “Why was Flynn charged and the Clinton aides not?”  It is possible that General Flynn attempted to hide his request to the Russian ambassador to delay or oppose the United Nations Security Council vote on an anti-Israel resolution that Obama refused to veto.  He may have thought it was illegal for him to do so, but it was not only not criminal but the right thing to do.  It was not a violation of the Logan Act.  If that law were a good law and applicable former presidents Reagan and Carter would have been indicted.  Reagan negotiated with the ayatollahs of Iran when he was president-elect, to delay releasing the hostages until he was sworn in.  Carter would have gone to jail for advising Yasser Arafat to reject Bill Clinton’s peace offer in 2000-2001.  Likewise, Jesse Jackson, Jane Fonda, Dennis Rodman and many others who have negotiated with North Korea and other rogue regimes would have a reserved room in the government hotel called PRISON.

Why did Mr. Mueller charge General Flynn with lying?  Most prosecutors that I have talked to insist that the last thing a prosecutor wants to do is charge a key witness with lying.  That diminishes the credibility of the witness because if he lied about one thing what else might he be lying about?  Jurors are inclined to take note that a suspect not only “sings for his supper” but wonders if maybe he is also “composing the song.”  A deal making witness knows that the more elaborate and filled with delicacies the better his deal with the prosecutor.  Is General Flynn the sword or bombshell that takes Trump down, as those on the Left and the Never Trumpers hope or is he another of many people of little consequence being used to tarnish our entire system of government?

I have concluded that the Democrats, the MSM, the activist, and now the Mueller Team will not be satisfied until they produce something that will allow the Democrats and the Never Trump Republicans to use the political tactic of impeachment.  Were the Democrats to win back the House, Donald Trump would be impeached.  If they controlled both Houses of Congress he would likely be impeached and convicted regardless of the evidence, truth, or impact that would have on the Republic.  They hate him that much and are willing to destroy America to rid themselves of an outsider who does not march to their drummer and play the political pomp and ceremony charade they consider a requirement for anyone in Washington.  WE MUST NOT LOSE THE HOUSE AND SENATE for the sake of America, not simply to keep Trump from being impeached.

God bless you and God bless America is my prayer and desire!


BLOG POST 1 - America

That is a question that could entertain almost an endless litany of responses and I will not and could not cover all the possibilities.  However, I am sensing, seeing, and have concerns about a number of surface things that, in my view, are simply the tips of the icebergs.  I have become convinced that a large percentage of those engaged in various activist activities and protest groups do not truly comprehend what they are fighting for or against.  They know the talking points, but most have not invested any or little cogitative reason for the motives and foundational agenda of those promoting those causes.  Therefore, they, frequently become nothing more than the rats following the pied piper or lemmings following their leader.  They are following a path that will lead to their own destruction but cannot see the forest for the trees or reality beyond their pent-up anger.  That is cause for concern!

No, I do not have a crystal ball, but I do pray to the God of all creation and I observe, study, question, and seek to connect the dots as much as possible.  Almost from the beginning of the candidacy of Donald J. Trump, there has been an almost neurotic drive to destroy him.  I have become convinced that those who are Constitutional Conservatives, or Republicans who have staunchly dug their heels in the sand and said NEVER TRUMP often fail to see the ultimate damage done to our Republic if they succeed in ousting him, disgracing him, and shaming him.  You may vehemently disagree but if we allow this kind of non-stop “investigation” to thrive and survive against a president not of our liking, what is to prevent similar action against one we support?  If we allow elections to be overturned based on our personal preferences or dislikes of an individual without considering the alternatives and possibilities we are plunging headlong into the abyss of “fundamental transformation” that Barack Obama desired.

I believe it goes far beyond dislike of Donald Trump, and the belief that he is unqualified because for whatever reason and should be ousted.  I believe there is a concerted effort to erode the foundations of our society and destroy key pillars that have helped us remain strong and viable as a Republic.  If you take July 4, 1776, we are 241 years old as a Republic.  If you use the date of the ratification of the U.S. Constitution on July 21, 1788, we are younger than that but significantly over 200 years old as a Republic.  There were core pillars in our makeup as a society when the Revolution began, still in place when the Constitution was ratified and have been perpetuated into the 20th Century.  Some of those pillars are under assault today and the erosion is causing our Republic to teeter on the brink of destruction. 

Before, you attempt to castigate me over that statement I ask you to consider with me a non-discussed possibility of a foundational motive for the myriad of sexual allegations against men today.  If it were simply, allegations against particular politicians, attempting to keep them out of office I would not advance my concern.  Since it, the allegations not only attack a few conservative politicians, but the net has been thrown on the Hollywood Liberal Elitist, MSM advocates, Democrats, and a few Republicans it is more than political.  I also believe it is more than a genuine concern for women’s rights and the protection of women, although that would be a most noble cause.  It is my belief that the diabolical strategy birthed out of Hell itself is to so tarnish the image of the male that he is discredited as a role model.  I believe this is an attack on the Family and Traditional Marriage, for if the male is so discredited and vilified he cannot serve as the Head of His Household in any fashion.  Before you go off regarding that title, I believe it is a biblical one and the one thing that has helped hold us together as a society among all ethnicities has been a two-parent household with a strong father figure in the home.  If these allegations are voiced frequently enough and believed by enough people, the male’s role in society will be dramatically diminished.  Hey Guys, those of you who are guilty, you are a problem and your behavior is unacceptable.  I am not defending the actions charged but always contend that anyone must be “innocent until proven guilty”.  We would want that for ourselves and we should offer it to others.

I see activities that are frontal and backdoor assaults on Christianity and that largely began with the idea of “separation of church and state” as meaning that nothing of God, the Bible or faith could be involved in the public arena.  Our founders were determined to prevent the government from establishing a national church as existed and exists in other nations.  They wanted our individual and inalienable rights to be protected and preserved.  They began their deliberations with prayer.  They quoted passages from the Bible.  They desired the Bible to be part of the curriculum in public education.  They valued the input and influence of the clergy of their day.  They were not anti-God of anti-Bible but anti an all-controlling government that also controlled religion.

The class warfare is an attempt to erode our foundational view of free enterprise and capitalism where any individual has the possibility of rising to the top financially. The ethnic or racial divide is designed to divide us so that we cannot withstand the incremental denying of our rights and empower the government more and more.  This divide is also an attack on Christianity because the Bible teaches that we are all created by God and descendants of Adam, therefore, members of the same race – THE HUMAN RACE.  If we could get beyond skin color or other ethnicity descriptors and become HUMAN BEINGS, we could resolve our racial differences without losing our Republic.

I see the undercurrent and unseen in the visible and am deeply concerned for my nation.  That is why I continue to call for those who pray to PRAY, PRAY, PRAY.  I also call for every lover of freedom to become involved.

God bless you and God bless America!   

DECEMBER 7, 1941 – The Day That Will Live in Infamy….

BLOG POST 1 - Pearl Harbor Day

Those words spoken by President Franklin D. Roosevelt still ring in the hearts and minds of true American patriots and lovers of freedom.  There are few remaining who were there or remember that eventful Sunday morning, when the surprise attack by the Japanese took place and thousands of lives and multiplied millions in equipment and armament were lost.  History indicates it was partially due to ineptitude on the part of some in command as well a sense of arrogance.  But, hindsight is always 20/20 and it serves little purpose to rehash things learned in the event publicly only to remind ourselves of what happened and how that event truly Woke Up the Sleeping Giant” of America and the Spirit of Freedom and Liberty.

On that terrible day, more than 2,400 American died including civilians and another 1,000 were wounded.  The tragedy could have been much worse but thanks to the efforts of our military personnel and some quick thinking we were able to salvage a few ships and thwart further destruction, living to fight another day.  The memorial of the USS Arizona is a constant reminder of those who fought and died at Pearl Harbor and their sacrifices should never diminish in our hearts.  By the time the attack was over every battleship in Pearl Harbor, the USS ARIZONA, OKLAHOMA, CALIFORNIA, WEST VIRGINIA, UTAH, MARYLAND, PENNSYLVANIA, TENNESSEE, AND NEVADA had sustained heavy damage.  All but the Arizona and Utah were salvaged and repaired.

The attack destroyed about 20 U.S. ships and over 200 airplanes.  Our airfields and dry docks were also either destroyed or so severely damaged they were unusable.  By the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor the Battleship was no longer the most important naval vessel, the Aircraft Carrier had ascended to that lofty position as would be proven in subsequent battles.  Thankfully, the Japanese attack left our vital offshore facilities such as oil storage depots, repair shops, shipyards, and submarine docks intact.  That enabled us to rebound quickly, far more quickly than the Imperial Forces thought possible.

On September 11, 2001, 19 terrorists associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda, hijacked four airplanes and proceed to carry out their suicide attack against targets in the United States.  The twin towers in New York City were destroyed with thousands of innocent American civilians killed.  A third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C. and a fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania due to the heroic efforts of passengers who sacrificed their lives for to prevent further damage possibly an attack on the White House or the Capitol Building.

In both incidents, the American Spirit of Patriotism and Love of Liberty and Freedom rose high and our will to survive and stand together against a common enemy was rekindled.  The Spirit of 1776 was reignited, but unlike December 7, 1941, that spirit waned over a few months or years and we not only returned to business as usual with our infighting, but it has escalated to a new height or depth.  America is being destroyed because of a lack of that Spirit that made this country great.  What is happening today is an insult to those brave souls who fought and died in 1776 and in World War II.  It is a slap in the face of all who gave their all to achieve Freedom and Liberty and not only establish the Republic but see her survive and thrive.  Those calling for a World Order with Global Citizenship should apologize to those brave souls of our American past who fought for freedom.

On this Day that lives in Infamy, December 7th, I stand, fly my flag, and salute the memories of all who fought and those who died to keep America Free.  My gratitude will never diminish and my pride in saying, “Thank God I’m Free and I thank God I was privileged to be born in America”.  To all who love freedom, I ask that you stand united on this day and REMEMBER with RESPECT and GRATITUDE what we have been given.  May we realize, before it is too late, what is at stake in the current political fight in America.  The prize is the Free Constitutional Republic and that is too valuable a prize to lose.

God bless you and God bless America is my prayer and desire!



BLOG POST 2 - Revival

I am cognizant that some who read what I write do not share my Christian faith and may disagree with my assertion or argument that what America needs is a Spiritual Revival or Renewal.  I believe that this nation has drifted from its moral moorings and the only way we are going to truly restore, revive, preserve, and perpetuate our Republic is to return to our moral and spiritual moorings as well as our constitutional foundations.  I do not believe that is possible aside from a God.  There again, if one does not believe in God or does not believe God involves Himself in the affairs of men, my argument may be like fingernails on a chalkboard.  But, if you do believe in God and can see, even slightly, the drift in our moral foundations I would encourage you to engage in Prayer for this nation.

Some argue vehemently and stand staunchly against anything biblical being connected to matters of state.  They adopt the argument of “Separation of Church and State” as being a mandate to eliminate everything biblical or of the Christian faith from physical properties or political deliberations in government.  I disagree!  I do believe, as is detailed in our Constitution and validated in the writings of our Founders and the Framers of the Constitution that WE THE PEOPLE should be allowed the Free Exercise of our Faith and Worship. I also believe, as that document details that the State SHOULD NOT establish a national church or name any religion as the State Religion.  Additionally, I believe that the teachings of the Bible and the precepts taught in the Christian Religion were an integral part of the deliberations of those men who hammered out our Constitution and System of Government.  I believe that the moral precepts and principles taught in the Bible have been a strong fiber in our preservation as a Republic for these 200 plus years.  You may disagree and that is your right.

I cannot ignore the many references those men made to the Bible and how important they believed its truths were to our society.  That is evidenced by their inclusion of the Bible in public education, their prayers for God’s favor in deliberations, the fact that Congress printed a Bible for public consumption, and much more.  I am sure that many of you are aware that the Capitol Building, often served as a home for religious gatherings in times past.  Today, that would incur the ire of many and would land in the courts in protest.  Amazingly, our Framers and the Founders did not see it as a violation of the so-called “Separation” many demand today.  For most of the 1800’s, the Capitol building also served as a Church building and became the largest congregation in Washington, D.C. It also hosted Christian gatherings other than weekly church worship services.  In 1844, according to Congressional records: Congress ordered that the use of the Hall of this House (the Capitol) be allowed to the American Bible Society on Tuesday evening next.

It was in that particular gathering that John Quincy Adams, a very elderly man and serving as a member of the House of Representatives as well as an officer in the American Bible Society addressed the gathering in the House Chamber.  The same room he would die in three years later.  He reminisced about his decades of involvement with the Society and said: “Fellow citizens and members of the Bible Society: In taking the chair as the oldest Vice President of the society, I deem myself fortunate in the opportunity… to bear my solemn testimonial of reverence and gratitude to that Book of books, the Holy Bible… Having been taught in childhood the unparalleled blessings of the Christian Gospel, in the maturity of manhood I associated with my brethren of that age for spreading the light of that Gospel over the face of the earth [the American Bible Society was founded in 1816 by several distinguished Found Fathers] … It is a soothing consolation to my last hours that having so long been associated in this cause with the fathers, I still find myself associated in it with the sons.” 

He was so thrilled with the fact that this society and Christianity was able to express itself in the Hallowed Halls of the American Capitol he reportedly wept.  He believed and expressed his belief that the Society would continue and that our government would always recognize the importance of the Bible and God in our deliberations.  Sadly, he was wrong!  Rather than continuing to recognize the Bible’s importance in life and government the litigations to prevent that continue to increase in number each year.

He concluded his remarks saying: “The hope of a Christian is inseparable from his faith.  Whoever believes in the Divine Inspiration of the Holy Scriptures must hope that the religion of Jesus shall prevail throughout the earth.  Never since the foundation of the world have the prospects of mankind been more encouraging to hope than they appear to be at the present time.  And may the associated distribution of the Bible proceed and prosper till the Lord shall have made “bare His Holy arms in the eyes of all the nations, and the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.”  Isaiah 52:10

I believe that the greatest need America has today in all aspects including social, economic, and political is a return to our founding principles and, in my view, that will ONLY COME through a Spiritual Revival and Renewal.  Therefore, I call all who believe in prayer and follow the Christian Religion to join me in praying for America.  We cannot overcome hate with hate.  We cannot survive divided to the point of violence in our society.  We cannot prosper as a nation when we violate the basic principles of Human Rights and Human Dignity.  We cannot devalue human life to the place that it is an afterthought to slaughter millions of innocent babies in the womb.  Some politicians are advancing the idea of “full term abortions” and how that can be deemed anything, but murder is beyond my ability to comprehend.  Our Framers and the Founders established this Republic on a basic principle that we must return to All men are created equal and endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights including, LIFE, LIBERTY, and the pursuit of HAPPINESS.”  No one is owed anything except the right to pursue their inalienable rights.

God bless you and God bless America!



BLOG POST 1 - Questions

In life, I have learned that sometimes it is needful to ask the difficult questions in order to gain a full understanding of the issue and possibly avoid sliding down a slippery slope that leads to a worse situation.  That is frequently an unpopular activity and often draws the ire of those who either do not understand the question or the purpose or have an agenda that the question threatens.  I have engaged in that activity many times in my life and virtually every time I have been vilified by those who do not like the question or assume that my asking it indicated my lack of empathy or understanding.  If they had allowed me to fully articulate my question and the unearth the reasons that prompted the question, hopefully, they would have had a different response.  Quite possibly they would not have changed their views but, at least they would not have seen me as the devil incarnate for asking it.  I am about to ask another of those and know in my heart of hearts that the question places a target on my back and make me a byword in the minds some.

What is this dangerous question that I’m asking, you ask?  Please hear the conclusion of the whole matter before you have an immediate “knee-jerk” reaction.  The question is, “At what point does a male being a jerk or someone with raging hormones become sexual harassment?”  Let me state, I acknowledge that when a boy or man attempts to touch a female in an unwanted way or location it can qualify as harassment.  The basis of my question is not is it WRONG but is every word or deed by a male toward a female or vice versa that is uninvited and unwanted worthy of destroying a career or life?  Some will say, ABSOLUTELY because if a guy acts in that manner he deserves whatever he gets.  Others would argue, POSSIBLY depending on the level or frequency of his actions.  Still, others would say, NO and argue that if a woman does not want the suggestions or physical engagement she can say NO.  Sometimes, NO is not enough if the person advancing that boorish behavior and the harasser ignores the request of the female and that can be quite dangerous and so damage the other person mentally and emotionally their lives are damaged if not destroyed.  Therefore, I hope you understand I am not diminishing the seriousness of any kind of unwanted and uninvited sexual advance either physical or verbal.

I believe this question and issue is worthy of consideration, not to justify any boorish behavior but to find some realistic manner of dealing with the issue.  Being made to feel uncomfortable I differentiate from real sexual harassment.  The latter is NEVER OKAY, and the former reflects the character and possibly life training from youth, not to be excused but does it come to the level of destroying a career over?  There was a time when sexual harassment meant that the harasser exercised power either of position or physical and attempted to force the victim to submit to sexual activities.  It might be a threat of losing a job, not receiving a position or role, failure to receive an endorsement, and much more.  THAT IS REPREHENSIBLE!  Anyone who, for any reason, preys on those with whom they can exercise power or influence is a diabolical soul, in my view. 

This is not a justification, but in my day (teen years and early adulthood), many males would press the issue sexually as far as the female would tolerate or accept.  Boys and even men would brush against, pinch, or otherwise touch when they could.  Many times, I’ve witnessed the female’s reaction of giving a quick slap to the face and a verbal castigation leaving no doubt that this was UNACCEPTABLE.  I understand that some males seem to go deaf when in the presence of a female they have sexual designs on but most of the people I have known knew that when there was a NO the brakes were applied.  I understand that we are not talking about dating but “sexual harassment”.   Sexual harassment MUST or SHOULD include a situation of more than two people talking and a guy complimenting a woman regarding her appearance.  It seems that we are nearing the point where you cannot even look in the direction of a woman without the fear of being accused of “sexual harassment.”  Most of my life, I have complimented women on their appearance but often refrain from that today because of the PC Climate that exists today.  No, I do not bow to Political Correctness usually, but this has become so epidemic I do not wish to waste time on fighting false accusations that tend to have no winners.  I have long practiced opening the doors for females but with some of the looks and things said, I wonder when that too will become “sexual harassment.”

I recently saw a study that reported that 70% of women believe other women have been sexually harassed but only 21% believe they themselves have.  I’m not sure what the other 9% think but that is a most interesting statistic.  However, let me be first in line to say 21% is FAR TOO HIGH and reveals a reason to address the issue.  Like most issues that deal with behavior and interaction between sexes or person to person, the training MUST begin in the home.  Yet, sometimes even the best efforts of parents fail to resonate and take root in the minds of some and when a person engages in the alleged activities of Harvey Weinstein, Anthony Weiner, and others the stigma and punishment should be swift and sever.  I am fully supportive of punishing true sexual harassment or sexual abuse but pray that we do not reach the place in our Political Correctness that we make every interaction between men and women a sex crime.  That same survey indicated that 25% of women believe that if a man she is not on a date with asks to buy her a drink he is sexually harassing her.  If we allow that type of thinking to prevail, “how can any guy begin a relationship with a girl?”    Can you see the potential damage to our social interactions?  Are, single males, restricted from talking to a female UNTIL that female initiates the conversation?  If that is the case, the would not the advance of the female be deemed sexual harassment toward the male? 

AGAIN, I am not trying to diminish the heinousness or seriousness of real sexual harassment, but like so many things jumping on the en vogue bandwagon and pushing political correctness to the limit is dangerous.  One of the problems in this current politically correct climate is an ALLEGATION is sufficient to destroy.  It does not have to be proven only alleged.  There will be enough people believe the allegation to destroy the life and career of the man being accused.  In that climate, it is possible for something largely innocent or even those incidents where a whistle or callous comment could have been stopped with a slap to the face or a forceful verbalization of NO and a demand that it stop to be taken public and destruction results.  Is that what we want?  I have had women, in discussing this topic, say YES, saying, “If I don’t want them to say, look, or do it they should be destroyed.”  I hope we can see the seriousness of the real and the societal damage of the PC.

Any man that tries to force a woman to engage in sexual activity she does not desire to engage in deserves to be PUNISHED.  He is more than a cade or a boor, he is a predator and deserves to be exposed to the world.  That stands alone!  On the other side of the coin, do we want to destroy the reputations and possibly careers of men or women who make an offhanded comment or suggestion and once informed that is unacceptable stop?   Ladies, I long for a world where you can receive compliments without feeling threatened or soiled.  I will fight for you in every way I can if you experience real sexual harassment or abuse.  I won’t insult you by saying I know how you feel, I don’t.  I was taught to respect women and if I offend you with my smile or compliment I hope you can forgive me.

God bless you and God bless America!


THE UNLAUGHABLE – Politics in America…

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I told someone, “This could be laughable, but it’s not!”  What are you talking about, Roy?  The barrage of accusations against men everywhere for sexual harassment and sexual abuse is the case in point to which I refer.  I am not saying the men accused did not do what they have been accused of but the flood of accusations, some of which, are no doubt, bogus is almost comical.  NO, I am not trying to make light of that type of reprehensible behavior when it occurs, but it seems to be in vogue today if you are a woman to have been harassed or abused.  AGAIN, please don’t misunderstand my statements for I find that kind of behavior inexcusable and to be condemned.  I also find sexual predatory activities by females equally vile and if it involves children it is beyond the pale and deserves the severest of penalties.

There have been accusations against politicians or the famous that were unfounded and designed for extortion or destruction rather than seeking justice.  What I find almost laughable are the cries from politicians in Washington for Judge Roy Moore to step aside because of the allegations against him saying that because of the seriousness of the allegations he is not fit to serve.  Those same people have turned a blind eye and a deaf ear to the actual incidences by fellow members of Congress and some of them guilty are saying Judge Moore must step down.  Is it any wonder that people have such a low regard for politicians in general and Congress in particular?  It has almost reached the point where you must ask, “Who has not either paid hush money, settled claims, or been accused of sexual sins?” rather than asking who has.

Our founding fathers warned us against politicians that were deficient in integrity and honesty and, yet we have repeatedly sent them to Washington.  The amazing thing is that people will vote for scoundrels and then complain about the scoundrels in government.  George Washington said, “Virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government.”  James Madison argued, “To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea.”  George Washington also said, “Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.”  Sadly, that is quite reflective of today’s political climate where special interests and lobbyist seem to have just what is needed to attract or buy enough politicians to achieve their objectives.  Former President and General Dwight Eisenhower said, “The qualities of a great man are ‘vision, integrity, courage, understanding, the power of articulation, and profundity of character.’”  Calvin Coolidge contended, “Character is the only secure foundation of the state.”

In today’s political climate many of those now serving in Congress are tainted by corruption of some kind.  There can be no justification for corruption and the partisan defense of corrupt politicians needs to go the way of the Dodo Bird.  We need to find men and women of integrity and character who are willing to do the heavy lifting, make the difficult decisions, honor the constitution, and follow the rule of law and allow them to represent us in Washington.  UNTIL we accomplish that feat we will continue to see the erosion of our liberties, the disintegration of our foundational moorings, and the continued infringing of our rights and liberties by the larger Oligarchy called The Establishment made up of politicians of both parties.  Those advancing the ideology of “fundamental transformation” of our Republic because it restricts them in their pursuit of POWER need to be afforded the opportunity to GO HOME or GO SOMEWHERE other than Washington, DC.

Who is to blame for our decline in America, politically?  That blame must be shared by many.  Of course, as a Christian, I lay the initial blame at the feet of the devil, but it goes far beyond that.  We assuredly can blame corrupt, greedy, self-serving, and ideologically driven politicians but they are not totally to blame.  Why?  Because if we did not allow them the prize of election they could not do their deeds and oppress and suppress us to the point of losing many of our liberties and freedoms.  If we UNIFIED as a people and said, “NO MORE” those left standing in the Halls of Congress would walk softly knowing they could and likely would be next.  The only way to get the attention of politicians is at the ballot box unless you have the deep pockets of the Special Interest Groups and Lobbyist, then they are all ears.

YES, the sexual misconduct, sin, or crimes that are very real in our society are reprehensible.  No buts, that stands alone.  At the same time, the abuse by politicians of the Constitution, the American people, our Laws, and our Republic is also to be condemned.  Voting for someone simply because they have a “D” or an “R” after their name perpetuates the problem.  In Alabama, the Democrat, Doug Jones is a supporter of “Full Term Abortions” and that brings no condemnation, but Judge Roy Moore’s alleged sexual misconduct is a disqualifier.  Mr. Jones has also been blasted by a child sex abuse victim as uncaring and cited his argument against her claim as being simply a cynical attempt to extort money.  She had allegedly been abused by the football team of the University of Alabama Birmingham at the age of 15.  She said, that Jones was anything but the highly moral representative of victims of abuse and found his attacks on Judge Moore hypocritical.  I don’t know the facts in any of those cases and only state what was said by this victim.

This illustrates one of the problems in our society where allegations are often as damaging as factual proofs in a business, organization, or individual’s career.  To destroy, one only has to allege, and the allegation alone is sufficient to condemn in the minds of many.  That is a problem and has opened the door for almost endless lawsuits.  It is good for the attorney’s and media persons but bad for our society and political world.  NO, I am not attempting to sweep the awfulness of sexual abuse under the rug, ignore it, or advance situational ethics as a defense.  I am rather arguing that our moral fabric has deteriorated and we need to return to those moral moorings required to preserve and advance the Republic.  That is one of the reasons I continue to ask people to pray for America.

We can recover and restore the Republic but ONLY if we are willing to fight to the finish and abandon strictly Party Politics and fight for the Constitution, our inalienable Rights, and evict from the Swamp every denizen of the Deep State dwelling there.  Please join me in the continued effort to SWEEP CONGRESS CLEAN. 

God bless you and God bless America is my prayer and desire!