TIME FOR THE REPUBLICANS TO FISH OR CUT BAIT…


Fish or cut bait is a term I have heard most all my life and in its simplest definition means, “stop vacillating and act on something or disengage from it.”  There are other sayings that are a bit cruder that I wish I didn’t remember but do, that also apply.  I, a conservative, constitutionalist, and Christian tired of the endless kicking the can down the road and talk, talk, talk, but no action by the GOP.  Senators and members of Congress take a big swig of courage and DO YOUR JOB!  Stand up for the Republic, the Constitution, and the American people. 

The IG Report was not what most on either side wanted and both sides have claimed it confirms their stances.  It is woefully deficient in many areas but there are a few areas in which it is clear as crystal.  One of those is regarding the blatant lies of Adam Schiff the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.  In fact, the revelations are enough that Congress should, at a minimum, censor him, but that won’t happen.  I believe it goes beyond censorship or a slap on the wrist his actions should be investigated criminally.  Is that happening and will that happen?  Time will tell, but I am not holding my breath.

When Adam Schiff was in the minority in 2018, he issued his “Correcting the Record” report by the minority to contradict every point that then-Chairman Nunes issued.  My reading of the IG Report looks as though it vindicated Nunes and damned Schiff, but the Left sees it differently.  I ask that you walk through a few of the Shifty Schiff’s assertions and then what the IG Report revealed and make up your own mind.

Schiff declared, “The FBI and DOJ official DID NOT abuse the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) process, omit material information, or subvert this vital tool to spy on the Trump campaign.”  There are numerous fabrications and distortions in that sentence, however, they are in direct conflict with the IG Report. 

Congressman Schiff assured Americans that “the DOJ met the rigor, transparency, and evidentiary basis needed to meet FISA’s probable cause requirement.”  Then he claimed, that the “DOJ’s October 21, 2016 FISA application and three subsequent renewals carefully outlined for the Court a multi-pronged rationale for surveilling Page.”  Wow!  He claimed that the “DOJ’s warrant request was based on compelling evidence and probable cause to believe Page was knowingly assisting clandestine Russian intelligence activities in the U.S. and that the DOJ told the Court the truth!”  He promised supporting documentation and corroboration evidence.  That evidence and corroboration have yet to see the light of day.

The IG Report reveals that Schiff’s claims all coalesce to the same lie that there was nothing remiss in the FISA applications.  The report reveals that the FBI and DOJ both omitted material information.  The FBI and DOJ subverted this vital tool in order to spy on the Trump campaign.  There was no rigor, transparency, or evidentiary basis for the FISA applications, and the applications DID NOT carefully outline the basis for surveilling Page. 

This unveiling reveals that the DOJ did not tell the court the truth.  So much for Mr. Schiff’s rock-solid evidence against Trump and anyone working with or for him.  Mr. Schiff, you either have a mental problem or you are so morally bankrupt that your partisan hate for anyone outside your ideological association drives you to lie, distort, fabricate, and manipulate your position – ABUSE YOUR POWER!

The IG Report can be capsulized in two sentences that reveal the depth of the distortion and fabrication of Schiff and the Democrats.  It says: “We identified multiple instances in which factual assertions relied upon in the first FISA application were inaccurate, incomplete, or unsupported by appropriate documentation.” “We identified at least 17 significant errors or omissions in the Carter Page FISA applications.”  Congressman Schiff has insisted that “FISA was not used to spy on Trump or his campaign.”  He evidently was banking on the continued ignorance or lack of information available to and being digested by the public.   

Virtually everything Schiff contended regarding Steele was also blatantly false.  He contended that the DOJ “made narrow use of information from Steele’s resources about Page’s specific activities in 2016, chiefly his suspected July 2016 meeting in Moscow with Russian officials.”  Liar, liar, pants on fire!  The IG Report made it clear as day that the Steele dossier made the FISA case for the FBI and DOJ.  Prior to receiving the Steele dossier, the FBI had consulted numerous offices to determine the propriety of a FISA warrant.  Each of those sources “determined that more information was needed to support probable cause that Page was an agent of a foreign power.”  But that is not what Schiff said.

It was only after Crossfire Hurricane received the Steele dossier that the FBI reinitiated its pursuit of a FISA warrant to spy on Trump and Page.  The IG Report states that the election reporting of Steele “played a central and essential role in the FBI’s and Department’s decision to see the FISA order.”  Congressman are you a pathological liar or believe that you are above the law and there are no constraints on you to operate in truth, integrity, and ethically?  I won’t hold my breath while I await your response, which will never come. 

Adam Schiff, the FBI, and the Obama DOJ all hid the clear bias of Steele and his unreliability.  We know from documented sources that Steele was “desperate that Donald Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not being the U.S. President.”  So much for Steele’s credibility and the same can be said for Schiff, Comey, and the rest of the Swamp denizens involved in this boiling pot of corruption.

Schiff, the FBI, the DOJ, and the Democrats have advanced falsehoods by omission as well as declaration.  The first seven “significant inaccuracies and omissions” listed in the IG’s Report obliterate Schiff’s claims that Page was clearly a compromised compatriot of Russian intelligence agents.  The congressman has continued to place all his hopes on the debunked dossier, and we know that the FISA court was never informed that Page had denied having met “Sechin and Divyekin.”  So much for transparency, right?

This can be called nothing but a well-orchestrated and approved coup against our system of government and an attempt to overturn a legitimate election.  If that is the future for America, we have become another of the many unsettled systems of government that create incredible uncertainty and unrest in our world.  We have become a banana republic where a partisan oligarchy is driving the political bus.  Therefore, I reassert, “Republicans it is time to fish or cut bait.”  If you are not going to stand your ground and our ground and fight for the Republic, please resign and go home. 

God bless you and God bless America!

TWO STREAMS FLOWING IN AMERICA…


This may not win friends and may result in me being ‘persona non grata’ to some, but there are two streams flowing in America.  No, if I ended my statement there it would have little effect on anyone but the two streams, I see are good and evil.  There is a very real war going on in America today and it is not between Democrats and Republicans although ensconced in those two political agendas. 

Before you trash my assertion and demand that the Republicans are just as evil as the Democrats or that I have it backward let me continue.  The basic agenda of those following the toxic socialistic liberal ideology embodied in the Democratic Party of today are engaged in an anti-God, anti-family, anti-American agenda that is both dangerous and destructive.  I can call it nothing less than evil.  That is not to absolve the Republicans of complicity in evil, for there are plenty of the Establishment Republicans who are equally driven by a thirst for power, position, and their love of money.

However, the agenda being advanced by the Republican Party ‘per se’ is not driving us toward a full-blown civil war, but that of the Democratic Party is.  It began long before Donald Trump won the GOP nomination and subsequently the election, but it escalated at that point exponentially. 

The Mueller fiasco, the Comey cover-up, the involvement of FBI agents in corruption, the John Brennan, and James Clapper involvement, the kangaroo court proceedings of Adam Schiff and Jerold Nadler have been revealing.  No, they have been damaging to any sense of civility or acceptance of our Republican Form of Government.  I did not say, Republican as in GOP but republicanism as in our system of government under the constitution.  We are not a direct democracy, but a republic and the differences are glaring.  Sadly, few seem to know the difference and none in the Democratic Party’s leadership.

Donald Trump could win by the largest landslide in American history in 2020 and the Democrats would never accept his election as legitimate.  They have incited and ignited unrest calling it resistance.  They have encouraged the engagement in violence and defended groups like ANTIFA, the New Black Panthers, and others as having ‘justifiable anger.’  Seriously?  Doing harm to property and person of a person you disagree with simply because you disagree is justifiable?  Wow!  That is telling and amplifies my point.

When Obama won his first election the Democrats, the media, Hollywood, the pundits, and the activists claimed that his election was an expression of “the will of the people” and a “mandate for change.”  However, those same people decried Trump’s election insisting that this was not a ‘mandate’ or an expression of ‘the will of the people’ but an apparition by the uniformed and a mistake that could not await another election to rectify.  How’s that for pushing us toward civil war?  How is that an encouragement of civil discourse and support for our constitution and system of government? 

It seems that, in their minds, they gave the American people the opportunity to do as we were told, and we failed to comply.  That sin, in their view, demands that we be treated as hostiles in combat and targets for destruction.  They believe that it is their divine right (if they believed in the divine) to rule.  Therefore, it will be their responsibility and burden to guarantee that we get the government we deserve and forced compliance.  If they win, we can say goodbye to the constitution, the rule of law, and our republic.

The electoral college is anathema to them.  The restrictions on government found in the constitution are, in their minds, the views of antiquity and must be ignored, revised, and reinterpreted.  Our inalienable rights will become whatever rights the rulers in government deem apropos and acceptable.  That sounds eerily like the despotic tyrannical regimes of history and the present in various parts of our world.  Is that what our founders envisioned?  No, and hopefully it is not what the American people will be willing to passively accept.

The Democrats attempted to formulate an ‘insurance policy’ to keep Trump out of the White House and then once there to evict him.  Those have failed and that means they will summon even more dire measures in 2020 to insure the evil orange man is not allowed a second term.  That will include an escalation of the ‘voter fraud’ that transpired in 2016.  Their plans and scheme are expansive and far-reaching and largely overlooked by millions of Americans.

Their next move, which will be expanded should Trump win in 2020, will be to attack us on a state by state basis.  That is visible in the commonwealth of Virginia where the Leftists have taken over the state government.  They are enacting full-blown gun confiscation and trampling of the inalienable right of citizens.  They will use state governments to create the nation they desire and thereby rule in a somewhat backdoor manner even without the White House.

What is going to happen in other states is citizens ‘arming up’ in preparation to defend their liberties and inalienable rights.  That could and likely will lead to a full-blown civil war and force our law enforcement and military to choose sides and possibly splinter.  The splintering of those entities would endanger America like we have not witnessed since the late 1700’s.  The Democrats should be aware that in a very real sense every American hunter is somewhat of a sniper and many are incredibly proficient making selective and long-range shots. 

Back to the two streams in concluding.  When a political party or sectors of society opt for a path that dismisses all sense of moral absolutes, evil gains a foothold and begins to erode society dangerously.  That is happening in the Democratic Party where they not only support abortion but abortion on demand and even post-birth abortion.  We are being told by the Politically Correct Tolerant Society that we must abandon our core religious convictions and succumb to the demands of those practicing lifestyles we believe abhorrent and wrong.  That reveals the stream of evil that is flowing in today’s American Left.

I believe in tolerance as far as it is possible.  If the demand for tolerances demands that we abandon our faith, it is intolerable.  If the demand for acceptance demands that we embrace and endorse lifestyles, gender nullification, and behavior that destroys the home and family it is unacceptable. 

I predict that we will find ourselves in the societal condition where assignations or attempted assignations of public figures will become the norm rather than a rarity.  The only option left for the government will be the imposition of martial law, curfews, stripping us of our liberties, and the jackbooted Gestapo tyranny will begin in America. 

I believe there are those, I count myself in that number, who want to see a Revival in America.  We want to see civility regain prominence.  We want to see everyone afforded the freedom to enjoy life, liberty, and pursue happiness without the imposition of governmental edicts that seek to define acceptable beliefs, thoughts, words, and behavior.  In short, we want to return to the view of our Founders that “all men are created equal.”  We want to see America regain her moral moorings and allow debate without violence and accept the outcome of elections and work to do what is best, good, and right for and in America.

Rage is rampant and those following the toxicity of liberalism may get an unwelcome lesson in rage if this blows up as the trend suggests!  What do you want, America?  Which stream do you flow in and want to prevail?  The 2020 elections will help define the future of America. 

God bless you and God bless America!

THE TRUE ABUSE OF POWER IN WASHINGTON…


There is Abuse of Power in Washington, D.C. in today’s America.  That fact is unimpeachable and incontrovertible.  However, the true abuse of power has not been in the Trump White House but in the House of Representatives in Congress.  The actions in this charade that traveled speedily along the impeachment track revealed a dangerous condition that can and will destroy our Republic if not stopped.

I know that some who are Democrats, Left-Leaning and Liberal along with those who detest Trump to the point they want anything and everything bad to happen to him will disagree with my assessment.  The condition of which I speak is the Elitism that is the backbone of the Political Ruling Class Politicians.  Those who seek ultimate power and control have evolved or morphed into an ideology of Entitlement.  They truly believe that they are Entitled to Rule us.  In fact, they believe that they are the rightful heirs of control and government.  They believe that we, whom they deem the unwashed and uneducated masses, are incapable of knowing what is best for us or the nation.

I disagree with their view!  I feel relatively certain that most Americans disagree with their assessment.  The Democratic Party Establishment is on a pathway that will either lead to the total disruption of our Republic or full-blown blood-letting fighting among our citizens.  That is how divided this nation has become. 

If the Democrats truly believed in the republican form of government as established by our Founding Fathers, we would not be enduring the incessant attempt to overturn the 2016 election.  If they truly believed in our Republic rather than envisioning it, as do far too many, as a Democracy they would have reacted differently to their loss in 2016.  Those who embrace representative democracy as our Republic embodies and demands in governance would have accepted the loss and sought to discover the reason.  They lost the confidence and support of millions but care not why.

Their reaction would have been or should have been to evaluate what caused the loss and seek to regain the confidence and support of the voters through introspection and internal change.  Rather they became angry that we would have the audacity to reject them and their ‘divine right to rule.’  They have voiced their view of us as being members of the ‘deplorable’ segment of society.  They have deemed us to be unprincipled, uneducated, uninformed, and irredeemable.  Therefore, we must be silenced and our mortal sin of rejecting them must be corrected. 

Anyone believing in and ascribing to our system of government would see the voting booth as the place to correct what is deemed to be an error.  That has not been the pathway of the Democrats.  They truly believe that they could not have lost except for some nefarious meddling from a foreign source.  Imagine that, they believe that Trump was incapable of defeating the terribly weak and flawed offering they presented, Hillary Clinton.  Rather than asking, “Why did the voters reject us?” They asked, “How do we get rid of Trump and destroy him and those who supported him?” 

Their view has led to the abuse of power on every turn and the enactment of Gestapo style tactics with all the earmarks of despotism and tyranny.  I am firmly convinced that the Democrats have become so entrenched in the belief that they are government and lords of the earth they will do anything to regain power.  Rush Limbaugh said, “It may not be in my lifetime, but there will come a time when the Democrats will insist that elections are detrimental to America.”  That is not an exact quote but reflects his view of their view.  I tend to agree that that is their view that anyone who opposes them must be punished.

Their reaction to defeat and resistance is anger.  Prime examples of that have been the antics of Schiff, Nadler, Green, Waters, Pelosi, Schumer, Biden, Harris, Booker, and a myriad of other prominent Democrats.  They are infuriated, as are those in the media when anyone dares to question their authority or position. 

As they did with George W. Bush, they paint Donald Trump an ignoramus and a buffoon.  He is boisterous, outspoken, fights back and has a very large ego, but which of them does not have monstrous egos?  They accuse him of being a terminal narcissist, but he deflates that every time he shows compassion to a wounded warrior or the family of a fallen military hero.  Nancy Pelosi chided him for not caring correctly for “our dreamers.”  She and the Democrats readily place the illegals and the dreamers ahead of our veterans, our own homeless, and our elderly. 

President Trump is hated, although Queen Nancy insists that she hates nobody.  She inserts a reference to her Catholicism when attacking Trump but fails to mention it when she speaks in favor of abortion and even abortion on demand.  Interesting, Nancy. I call their animus what it is, HATE! I can find no words appropriate to sufficiently identify what they are doing and saying otherwise.  When they can wish for his death, want his family sodomized, raped, kidnapped, and murdered, if that is not hatred, I would shudder to think what hate is to them.  May we never see hate, if what they are doing is not hate.

The Democrats claim that this is about protecting the Constitution and saving our Democracy.  First, they do not understand what system of government we have and second, they trash, sidestep, and ignore the very document they are claiming to defend and protect.  They quickly forget the ‘hot mic’ incidents of Barack Obama, especially with Russia.  They forget the open admission of Joe Biden regarding Ukraine and the firing of the prosecutor investigating his son.  They forget the abuses of Hillary Clinton and the abuse of power by James Comey in absolving her of all guilt.  They forget the abuse of power by Nadler and Schiff in the House. 

The Constitution, in their view, was defined by Barack Obama when he insisted it was a problem and filled with ‘negative liberties.’ He meant that it restricted them from doing what they wanted and protected us from them.  The Constitution was designed to protect American citizens not empower the government to rule over us in a tyrannical manner. 

Having a different opinion and a disagreement with a policy is not an impeachable offense unless you disagree with the Democrats.  How dare any Republican not to cower in the shadows and succumb to their demands.  How dare the voting public reject their despotism and desire to keep our liberties, freedoms, and inalienable rights.  How dare we!  Someone said, regarding the ramblings and inconsistencies of Nadler, Pelosi, and Schiff, “I feel like I’ve been lectured to about nuclear physics by a junior high school cheerleader.”  It is that ludicrous.

America, they want total control and are willing to destroy the republic and plunge us into the abyss of tyrannical darkness to solidify their position and power.  If we do not prevent that from happening by resisting them once more in 2020, we will witness elections become meaningless and tyranny a reality.  If you are willing to allow that, then either do not vote or vote Democrat.  I love Freedom and America too much to do that. 

God bless you and God bless America!

THE MORAL RELATIVISM LUNACY…


America, have we gone mad?  Have we lost our collective minds?  Have we abandoned reason and fallen prey to the godlessness of the politically correct world and succumbed to the belief and acceptance of Moral Relativism?  My argument is, “Yes we have.”  I argue that based on what I am seeing, hearing, reading, and encountering in virtually every walk of life.  I would love to answer the question of how this transpired, but I’m not sure I have either the ability to fully articulate it or the time to do so in one or ten blog posts.

In 1953, C.S. Lewis wrote regarding the “apostasy of the great part of Europe from the Christian faith.”  He was disturbed by what he viewed as ‘very grave dangers’ existing in Europe.  If that was the condition in 1953 one can only speculate how much more pronounced the dangers are in 2020. I agree with Lewis that moral relativity is an enemy not only to the Christian faith but to any society. 

Moral relativism is rampant in today’s America and no place more pronounced than the NBA’s demands of political correctness from everyone.  If you pay no attention to professional athletics, then I wonder if you recall the so-called ‘principled stand’ of the toxic liberals in North Carolina and the ‘bathroom bill.’  In 2016, they totally and completely abandoned reason ignoring science and moral principles by demanding that in the city of Charlotte men must be allowed into women’s locker rooms, restrooms, etc.  That is ludicrous but alas, the principled position of the Politically Correct segment of our present society.  The NBA’s demand caused this to transpire.  So much for reason and sanity, but alas the principled position of the NBA.

The North Carolina Legislature used a bit of sanity and passed what they called a ‘commonsense law’ (H.B. 2) which reversed the toxic liberal’s agenda in Charlotte.  The NBA reacted by pulling its All-Star Game from the city of Charlotte.  The NBA’s spokesperson piously declared: “We have been guided…by long-standing core values in our league.  Those include not only diversity, inclusion, fairness and respect for others but also the willingness to listen and consider opposing points of view.”  Seriously?  You listen by punishing the City of Charlotte and the state for not caving to your ludicrous and dangerous demands of moral insanity.  How’s that for rampant and rabid moral relativism?

Let me offer another group that does not accept ‘opposing points of view’; the godless communists in China.  They put millions on the table but no willingness to hear any opposing views.  What did the NBA do when The Houston Rockets Daryl Morey tweeted his support for the pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong?  They bowed at the altar of the almighty dollar and stood with China and against the pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.  So much for diversity and willingness to hear opposing points of view.  Nope, their morality and principles were rooted in the money.

Imagine that, the moral stance of the pious NBA was that it is a principled position to allow men into women’s restrooms and locker rooms but standing for freedom is not.  They appear, as do other segments of our modern society, willing to stand with the political protests that are anti-American but rebuke any protest that opposes the communist regime in China. 

Some have rightly called this ‘cultural relativism’ and it is.  However, I believe that it is far more than simply cultural relativism but moral relativism and incredibly damaging to any civil society.  The moral compass is broken when anyone can view the actions and agenda of a communist regime with the atrocious human rights engagements of those totalitarian despots as more principled than keeping men out of women’s restrooms.  That is beyond repugnant it is diabolical and poses an incredible danger to any civil society.  Where does it lead and where does it end if we become laws unto ourselves and our moral compass defined by whatever we happen to believe acceptable at that juncture?  We must have moral absolutes, or we lose our freedom, safety, and society.

When school superintendents, city councils or other entities can impose their politically correct view of what is right and moral on a community that believes otherwise what can we call it but moral relativism.  In the field of psychology, the American Psychological Association has constructed guidelines to instruct graduate programs to steer away from pronouns to identify people without asking them what they view themselves as.  Wow!

The gender blending and gender-neutralization demands being placed upon Americans are a danger signal that in our mind-numbing attempt to appear understanding, tolerant, and accepting we ignore.  You may love me or hate me but there are two genders, male and female and I base that both on science and the Bible.  There are absolutes in right and wrong and no one is afforded the liberty to determine what is good or evil based on what they desire.

I realize that I will lose some who might otherwise agree by citing the Bible but Isaiah 5:20 addresses this issue.  “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!”  I believe in moral absolutes!  I believe that it is morally wrong to kill the unborn!  I believe it is morally wrong to steal!  I believe it is morally wrong to lie!  I believe it is morally right to love our neighbor as ourselves and do unto others as we would like for them to do unto us!  I believe that marriage is to be monogamous and both partners are morally obligated to be faithful in their marriage!  I do not ascribe to situation ethics or moral relativism.

We may disagree on what is the best or even right approach, that is not what I am talking about per se.  My foundational guide is the Bible and God’s Word and those laws that are consistent with the guidelines of the Bible.  If we adopt a view of moral relativism, and society decides that it is okay to become marauding bands taking whatever we want whenever we want it because we believe we deserve it, we fail our faith and our conscience.  I want a country where we recognize the validity of true science, ascribe to moral principles laid out in the Bible and evidenced in our Constitutional Laws.  I want everyone to be treated fairly and with all the respect they earn and deserve. 

 I view the current Democratic Party as a group that has succumbed to such political correctness that moral relativism is in danger of destroying our Republic. Therefore, I reject their agenda and ideology.

God bless you and God bless America!

           

           

           

           

           

          

SEPARATION OF POWERS – Vital to Our Survival as a Republic…


The current members of the Democratic leadership and too many of the Republicans seem to either be oblivious and ignorant of the constitutional guidelines and protections or they do not care.  I suspect it is a little of all the aforementioned, and largely that they do not care.  They want what they want and do not care how they achieve it.  The end, their desired entrenchment in power, justifies the end, destruction of our system of government is their apparent view.  That is a direct threat to our Republic and our Representative Democracy.

I pray that Attorney General William Barr has the fortitude and integrity to dig as deeply as needed to uncover the abuses and constitutional violations of the past three-plus years.  I pray that he and U.S. Attorney John Durham will then take the appropriate measures and hold those who violated our trust accountable legally.  Will that happen?  I do not know, and we will have to wait until summer to find out.  However, I will say, that action is vital to our survival as a Republic and our continued existence under the oversight of the Constitution. 

The Founding Fathers and the Framers of our Constitution exhibited incredible foresight and understanding of not only republicanism but the nature of the human heart when tempted with power.  Those men, although not always agreeing unanimously, came to a consensus that produced a document of governance that is the best on the planet.  That document and system of government has served us well for well over 200 years and could serve us well another 200 if adhered too and respected.  That adherence and respect are absent in today’s politicians.  That void in their hearts and minds is a direct threat to our system of government and our Republic. 

The fact that the Supreme Court agreed to hear President Trump’s appeals on three cases is more than minorly significant.  I believe that the Court recognized this as being about the Separation of Powers not just the securing of documents by Congress.  I would agree with all who believe that both the judicial and legislative branches of our government have overreached in their efforts to hamper, hinder, hamstring, and destroy this president.  It has been a brutal thing to observe and I see it is a direct threat to our Republic.

The cases the Supreme Court has granted ‘certiorari’ involves the House Oversight and Reform Committee.  They want Trump’s personal financial records dating back far before he was a candidate.  The House Finance and Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed Trump’s financial records from two banks who had dealings with Trump.  What is its purpose?  It does not take a genius to see that their intent, as they have done in the past, is to cherry-pick certain information and leak it to the press and make it public. They have been unable to uncover any evidence of illegality as president, so they desire to damage Trump as a private citizen.  Simply, they want to hurt him in any way they can and are unconcerned about the collateral damage to the Republic.

When you consider some of the members of those committees you discover names such as Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Maxine Waters, Al Green, Rashida Talib, and Tulsi Gabbard.  How many of them have the financial integrity or background to realistically examine anyone’s financial records?  The third case of this triad of overreaches was filed by the Democratic District Attorney for Manhattan Cyrus Vance.  He wants eight years of Trump’s tax returns.  He has no visible cause for this request other than the desire to conduct a fishing expedition into Trump’s life and his family. 

In the case of the subpoenas by Congress, the question is legitimacy.  Is there a legislative purpose for seeking those records?  Congress is not and should never be a freewheeling prosecutorial arm of our government.  That is not their constitutional role and that is defined in the Separation of Powers.  Any actions they take are mandated to have a legitimate legislative purpose and there are no legislative purposes in these requests.  These subpoenas are simply tools to further harm and hinder the president.  That is not their assigned and constitutional obligation. 

Fortunately for America, even the California Supreme Court discovered a small glimmer of reason when it struck down a state law that required candidates to disclose their tax returns to be on the ballot.  I believe and so do many, some legal experts, that Joe Biden, by his own admission, engaged in quid pro quo in Ukraine.  Adam Schiff’s House Intelligence Committee dropped the charges of quid pro quo and bribery in their articles of impeachment.  Why?  I believe it was two-fold, they could not prove it and knew that continuing down that path jeopardized Joe Biden. 

The Democrats are asserting, in their two articles of impeachment that the President obstructed Congress and abused his presidential power.  Those charges are incredibly vague and almost impossible to prove in any court and they are unconstitutional in the basis and scope. 

I like what Democrat Professor Alan Dershowitz said about these antics.  He said: “Both are so vague and open-ended that they could be applied in a partisan fashion by a majority of the House against almost any president from the opposing party.  Both are precisely what the Framers had rejected at their Constitutional Convention. Both raise the ‘greatest danger’, in the words of Alexander Hamilton, that the decision to impeach will be based on the ‘comparative strength of parties,’ rather than on ‘innocence or guilt.’  That describes what is happening in a nutshell and a clear abuse of power by the Democrats in the majority in the House of Representatives.  It is a direct threat to our Republic.

What the Democrats are doing is echoed and embodied in the view of Maxine Waters who declared that when it comes to impeachment, ‘there is no law.’  Her view and that of many of her colleagues in the Democratic Party is that the sole criteria for impeaching a president are ANYTHING that the majority in the House wants.  This is a reductionistic and lawless view confuses what a majority in the House can get away with if there is no judicial review.  The Constitution must be defended, protected, and applied as it is written and must never be stretched to fit the actions of the opposition party.  This is a direct threat to our Republic.

The House voting to impeach the president on grounds not authorized in the Constitution makes that document void, in the words of Alexander Hamilton.  He rightly said, “no legislative act, therefore, contrary to the Constitution, can be valid.” 

Some have said, “If the Democrats were wiser, they would see the impending tsunami coming as a result of their illegal and unconstitutional pursuit of hate.”  If the Republicans were wiser, they would capitalize on this farce and articulate the Constitutional provisions of Separation of Power, the benefits of following and protecting that provision and the successes of the past three years.  But, can we say that either party is wise in light of today’s shenanigans? 

God bless you and God bless America!

THE SECOND AMENDMENT IS NOT ABOUT GUNS…


Before anyone protests and hurls, a dangerous projectile in my direction let me add, it is about rights.  That is the bottom line in the wording of the second amendment.  It reads: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”  (Emphasis mine).  The right of the people to keep and bear Arms is the guarantee of the second amendment.  It makes no attempt to identify what kind of arms we can keep and bear, but that we have the right to do so. 

When did gun control become politically palatable?  I would, as do many, argue that it got its greatest impetus under Lyndon Banes Johnson in 1968.  The Gun Control Act of 1968 was designed primarily to regulate interstate commerce in firearms transfers.  It was designed to make it illegal to make those transfers except among licensed manufacturers, dealers, and importers.  That has been vastly expanded by today’s gun control advocates.  They are pressing for outright bans on certain firearms and mislabeled them in the process.

The term ‘assault rifle’ is grossly misused and inaccurate in discussing the AR-15.  The AR in that rifle does not mean “Assault Rifle” as one liberal recently insisted in our debates.  It stands for ArmaLite Rifle, manufactured by the Colt Manufacturing Company.  The gun grabbers prefer to call it a military-style assault weapon.  It is not!  One military expert amusingly said: “Soldiers would be laughed off the battlefield if the carried an AR-15 into combat.” 

For all who have the same mentality as Joe Biden or Michael Bloomberg, the AR-15 is a semi-automatic rifle.  It requires a trigger pull for each round fired.  I know that is shocking to Mr. Bloomberg who thinks the AR is a fully automatic firearm, unlike the semi-automatic pistols he refers to in his rants about the virtues and need of gun control and bans of the AR-15 and AK-47 as well as other firearms. 

The more one researches the factual data compiled by the FBI, ATF, and other law enforcement agencies the more we discover the fallacy of the Left’s arguments.  The idea that some of the leading Democrats have advanced that if we ban certain firearms the criminals will also turn in their weapons is beyond laughable it is frightening.  What part of ‘criminal’ do they not understand?  In some of the more recent statistics regarding firearm induced homicides, the FBI and other agencies’ own data debunks the gun control argument.

Regarding murder victims by firearms, the data from 2014 to 2018 indicates that only 297 of the 14,123 homicides were committed by criminals using a rifle.  That would be roughly 2%.  That is lower than the 1,515 lives taken by someone using a knife or about 11% of the murders.  Why is there no clamor to ban knives but howls by the Left to bank those evil-looking firearms they call military assault weapons?  How about the juicy tidbit in the data that there were 463 people killed by someone using a hammer, club or some other bludgeoning instrument?  Add to that list the 672 killed by someone using their hand, foot or fist and the fact that handguns accounted for 6,603 murders.  Why is the rifle the target?

The fallacious argument that guns are too readily accessible and available denies the historical and empirical evidence that guns were more readily available in earlier years. In my lifetime, you could order a gun from a Sears catalog or walk into any hardware store or pawn shop and buy one with no background check.  When you consider those days and compare the numbers of gun violence and mass murders to the more recent highly regulated gun availability times you find that there were fewer incidents then than now.  What changed?  Not the guns but the hearts and minds of people.  Much of that change has been produced via our educational system, Hollywood, and politicians.

Those who were alive during my teen years would be alarmed at the behavior of today.  They would find it almost impossible to believe that some of our largest cities now must hire police officers and security guards to police their schools.  In my teen years, you frequently saw a gun rack in a pick-up truck with a rifle hanging on it visibly.  We did not fear mass shootings unlike those of today when guns are far more highly regulated and more difficult to obtain.

The motives of the nefarious gun control advocates, not the rank in file citizen who has been inebriated by the Kool-Aid rhetoric and diatribe they have been fed, is not public safety.  It is about disarming American citizens.  Why would they want to achieve that goal?  They know that their actions would do little to nothing to reduce the homicide rates in America.  Why would they push for something they know will not make people safer?  That, I can only speculate about, but I believe it is far more sinister and diabolical than most are willing to consider.

If we look no farther than our Southern neighbors in Venezuela, we find some alarming facts.  The Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro banned private gun ownership in 2012.  That action stripped the citizens of that nation of the ability to protect themselves from both criminals and government troops who preyed upon them.  In Cuba, Fidel Castro said: “Armas Para Que?” or “Guns, for what?”  The Cubans quickly found out what and it was not pretty.  

History reveals that in 1938, Hitler signed a new Gun Control Act and Jews were banned from working in firearms plants.  The .22 caliber hollow-point ammunition was banned. We know the result of Hitler’s Gun Ban and the tyrannical despotism of his regime as well as the Holocaust.  The German Weimar Republic decreed gun registration in 1931 but warned that those records must not fall into the hands of radical elements.  The National Socialist Party led by Adolf Hitler ascended to power in 1933 and used those records to disarm his political opponents and rendered them powerless to resist.

Gun Control turns law-abiding citizens into disarmed subjects and relegates us powerless to defend ourselves against criminals or a rogue tyrannical government.  That is precisely what the Founding Fathers insisted must not be allowed to happen.  Thus, we have the second amendment and must never relinquish our right to “keep and bear arms”.  They understood that if the citizenry was armed and capable of defending itself it would be a permanent deterrent to both crime and governmental tyranny. 

I am pro the Second Amendment and will never willingly relinquish my God-given Inalienable Right to “keep and bear arms.”  I believe that certain inalienable rights come from God not the government and we all have the right to “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”  We have the right to protect our property and person, which is part of the right to life and liberty and required if we are to be allowed to pursue happiness.

God bless you and God bless America!

THE NEW PRECEDENT ON IMPEACHMENT and ELECTIONS…


The modern Democrats in Washington have established a new precedent for the impeachment of a president and a new precedent on accepting or rejecting the outcome of elections.  As a lover of Freedom, a supporter of the True Constitution, and a defender of our Republic and republican form of government, I believe what they have done is damage the framework of our Republic irreparably. 

In the 19th century, Lord Acton offered the view that “power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”  Of course, he was focusing on absolute monarchies and dictatorships, not the American Republic, but it applies today.  The Democrats have accused the president of ‘abusing his power’ as president while ignoring their own ‘abuses’ and outrageous misinterpretations and misapplications of the provisions and articles in the American Constitution.  They view themselves as The Law and maybe even God, but they are neither.  They are a third-leg in the trilogy of government. 

When Barack Hussein Obama was elected president, he declared that we were just days away from the ‘fundamental transformation of America.’  Tragically, he was right President and although he failed in much that he attempted, he succeeded in launching or escalating the push to ‘transform’ America into something other than the Free Constitutional Republic of our founding. 

During the first two years of his presidency, the Democrats controlled Congress and held enough seats in the Senate to override a filibuster.  They were dangerously close to having ‘absolute power.’  America is still paying the price for that period and will pay for it into perpetuity.  They had control of most of the federal courts and had their cheerleaders in the media, Hollywood, and many other outlets.  The framework for destruction was in place and when Trump won the election that was a fly in the ointment for them.  They could not abide by the decision of we the people and immediately began the process of overturning the election they did not like. 

They are claiming to be the defenders of the American Constitution while rendering it meaningless.  They are turning our system of government into a weapon against political opponents and setting a precedent that has the potential to destroy this Republic.  As they enjoyed the two-terms of Obama and believed they were a lock for four or eight more years with Hillary, they dreamed of being forever in power and would transform our nation into an oligarchy of leftism and rule us with an iron fist. 

To his credit, President Trump has weathered the three-year barrage of missiles launched at him and achieved a great deal, almost single-handedly.  He had little help from the Republicans in Congress and the Never Trump advocates in the Republican Party have worked for hand in glove with the Toxic Liberal Agenda to destroy him.  Barack Obama said, “elections have consequences” and the consequences for the Democrats with Trump have so infuriated them, they are unwilling to accept our decision as to who would be president. 

When a Congressional leader or any politician stands before the American people and insists that “no one is above the law” they need to be reminded for their own sins.  Congress will not police itself, having the fox guard the hen house is not good for the chickens.  It is Constitutionally up to you and me to police Congress.  Yes, we elect them, and they are granted Constitutional power and responsibility but if they violate their oath and fail to fulfill their assignment, duty, and responsibility it is incumbent upon us to ‘show them the door.’ 

The lunacy that is coming from the Democratic hopefuls seeking to occupy the White House is beyond belief.  The illustrious Joe Biden has gleefully affirmed that he is willing to sacrifice hundreds of thousands of blue-collar jobs to enact the Green Energy policy that Saint Greta and the clairvoyant Ocasio-Cortez who can predict the end of the world, demand.  The Green Deal would destroy America’s economy, plunge us into the abyss of fiscal chaos by and render us powerless to compete with the rest of the world on the economic stage.  If you like your horse and buggy, you can keep them but forget your smartphone, computer, electricity, automobile, and much more.  Yes, I’m being facetious and sarcastic, but it is apropos. 

They accuse Trump of abusive tweets but then demonstrate their incredible hubris tweeting, “Merry Impeachmas from the WaPo team.”  Wow!  Unbiased media, right?  Unbiased Democrats in the hearings, right?  Now they suggest that the Senate might not be unbiased and bipartisan and but operate, as the Democrats did in a strictly partisan mode.  Pelosi initially appeared to believe that she held all the cards and could force McConnell and the Senate to bow to the whims of the Democrats.  That must never happen! 

The un-elected liberal bureaucrats in our government are the arms and legs of the politicians to carry out their destruction.  Former Obama Attorney General, Eric Holder, has blasted William Barr as a partisan and because of his alleged partisanship, Barr is disqualified to be the Attorney General.  Seriously, Mr. Holder?  You said you were “Obama’s wingman and you were there with your boy.”  Your words, not mine.  You sir, and those in the Obama administration and today’s Democratic Party in Washington have and are engaging in the most partisan impeachment and resistance I have witnessed in my multiple decades on the planet.

Mark Levin said that the Republicans must treat the next Democrat President in the same manner.  That might be a succulent morsel of revenge but would not prevent this from happening in the future.  I believe that those guilty of corruption, abuse of power, violation of the Law and the Constitution must be held accountable.  More than censorship and a slap on the wrist must become a reality.  It is unacceptable to simply pick the low-hanging fruit and prosecute a few inconsequential players in this attack on our republic. We must see some, hopefully all, the high-level participants face criminal indictment.  That, in my view, is the only possible preventative for this diabolical precedent set by the Left to become etched in stone.

However, there is one more way for us to save America.  That is through God and prayer.  We must, and I am committed to interceding for this nation and our leaders.  I will also work to oust those who reject our Constitution and our Rule of Law and violate the basic principles of freedom.  I will then vote against them in voting for someone to replace them and hopefully, they will honor the wishes of the American people, serve with integrity, and honor the Constitution.

God bless you and God bless America!