Power Play – Part 1

Friends, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything.  Life, work, holidays, etc. all seem to take up the time that I would normally use to write.  Now it’s grabbing what time I have to take a breath or two and organize my thoughts.

Last month, the Democrats were elected to take control of the House next year, and the Republicans retained control of the Senate.  I fear that there will be nothing but chaos and confusion coming out of the House as the Democrats have it in their minds to target the President for nothing more than political persecution.  Also buried in the mess of things the Democrats want to address will be healthcare, gun control, taxes, and immigration. Nothing good will come from the Democrats being in the House.

The Democrats should look at France, and the open rebellion the French have against President Macron over taxes, immigration, and the lack of apparent accountability & empathy the Macron administration has for the citizens.  I read that a gallon of diesel fuel is over $7.00, and 65% of that is taxes. President Macron wants a 6% increase to fund a green agenda. In a country of where people run out of a monthly paycheck in three weeks, there is definitely a disconnect.

The European Union has an immigration problem (this is also part of the issue in France).  The EU governing body (unelected, from what I understand) has dictated immigration quotas for each country.  Migrants/refugees stream in, and countries like Germany & France displace their own citizens & support them with welfare.  This is something that the Democrats also want – unlimited immigrants to this country and support them with tax dollars in the hope that the immigrants will vote Democrat, keeping them in power.

Immigration is always a touchy subject for some people.  For me, immigrants must follow the rule of law to come into our country, whether it’s to work, study, become a citizen, or to seek asylum.  There are standards and laws that must be followed, but the Democrats don’t seem to care. “It’s for the children!” they cry. Cow patties, I say!  It’s about power and control.

Invariably, the question comes up why don’t these people who want to crash through our borders stay in their own countries and fix their country’s problems?  I’ve got a few thoughts on that:

First, many of these countries are dictatorships with failing economies (think Venezuela).  Governments that are oppressive to their people, sometimes brutally. This usually leads to a two-class society – the privileged and poor – without hardly any opportunity to advance.  Survival is now the goal.

Second, gang violence.  There are reports of gangs ruling the streets in conjunction with government approval floating around on the Internet.  If true, another reason to leave especially with the next point –

Third and last on my short list – gun control.  Most if not all of these countries have repressive forms of gun control.  Only the government (dictators) and criminals (gangs) have weapons, and the citizens have no form of self defence against either.  After all, why should you arm people who represent a threat to your power?

All of the above points represent portions of the the Democrat’s agenda – immigrants that will vote to keep the Party in power, tax burdens to support the immigrants to buy their fealty & to impoverish the citizenry (if you’re working to survive, you don’t have time to rebel), and disarm those that would rebel.

The Democrats double down on this power grab by apparent voter fraud.  California’s “ballot harvesting” is probably one of the most egregious forms of fraud I have ever seen.  Having the dead vote and the miraculous appearance of ballots during the aftermath of elections only confirms what I suspect.  The exclamation point is during seven contested elections of where the Republican candidate was leading, the elections were won by the Democratic candidate – this defies the odds and common sense.

And it just doesn’t stop there…

The political parties pass laws that affect the people they represent, but exempt themselves from those very laws.  The prime example of this is the ACA, otherwise known as Obamacare. And what laws they do pass that they would fall under, they are not prosecuted.  The prime example of this is the multiple instances of Hillary Clinton’s favoritism to donors of the Clinton Foundation and security breaches with emails.  There is a blatant disregard of laws by the ruling elite, and anyone with half a brain can see the hypocrisy, the lies, and the crimes committed by the politicians who wish to have unfettered rule.

It’s no wonder the people of the United States do not have confidence in their government nor in the political party’s abilities to represent them nor confine themselves to the Constitution.

So where do we go from here?  I hope to address this in Part 2.

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Dirty Politics

We all know that politics is a dirty business – not for the faint of heart nor the thin-skinned.  These past couple of years have proved that beyond a doubt.

We’ve all seen the national media’s uproar over the non-bombs that were sent to the Democrats and their minions, but almost nothing over the harrassment and assaults upon Republicans and their supporters.  If it weren’t for social media, we would get almost no news whatsoever.

Michigan is not exempt from the actions of the “Resistance.”  The following is an email from the Michigan GOP concerning the vandalism that occured on their headquarters in Michigan:

The Resistance Comes to Michigan

When Democrats go low, Republicans go to the polls.

Friday morning, we filed a vandalism report with Lansing Police after hundreds of dollars of damage was done to the MIGOP Party headquarters. This latest incident caps off a week of harassment by the Michigan Democrat Party (MDP) and their supporters against Michigan Republicans.

This week, MDP released an ad that displayed the social security numbers, in violation of the law, of Republican House candidate Christine Barnes and her ex-husband in an ad seen by at least 100,000 people, putting them both at risk for identity fraud.

On Wednesday, Mark Burton, a senior advisor for Gretchen Whitmer’s gubernatorial campaign, tweeted an anti-Semitic “joke” at Stu Sandler, a Jewish Republican consultant, as well John James, an African American U.S. Senate Candidate and Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette, implying that they were Nazis.

Congressman Tim Walberg’s campaign had numerous 4×4 yard signs stolen from homes across the 7thCongressional District.

To cap off the week, yesterday MIGOP employees arrived at headquarters to discover that our place of work had been vandalized with graffiti.

The ‘Blue Wave’ is rapidly evaporating and the resistance seems to be in full panic mode, resorting to mob tactics. They will leak a candidate’s social security number, call our candidates and consultants Nazis, and spray paint our headquarters in an attempt to intimidate our staff.

We will not be intimidated.  We will not back down.  We will continue to take our message of results not resistance to voters across Michigan.

When Democrats go low, Republicans go to the polls.

We know that our movement is one motivated by love of country.  We are motivated by results, not resistance and we need you now more than ever to get involved.

Yes, even in a Blue state like Michigan, the tactics of the mob are used to cow and intimidate voters.

There are many things I could comment on concerning the events over the past week, but I’m trying to keep the blood-pressure down.  Those of us who are concerned with the concept of fair play, honesty, and love of our country fully understand.  Those who are not are the problem.

Until next time.

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Hearings From Hell

Watching the circus that was supposed to be a Senate Judiciary Committee evaluation of a Supreme Court candidate, I could not believe what the Democrats had done. The timing of the accusations has all the earmarks of the Democrat’s attempt to discredit, delay, and eventually minimize if not disqualify one of the most qualified judges that has been nominated to the position. We, as Americans, should be extremely concerned over the handling of this entire matter.

“This whole two-week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit, fueled with apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election, fear that has been unfairly stoked about my judicial record, revenge on behalf of the Clintons and millions of dollars in money from outside left-wing opposition groups.” – Judge Brett Kavenaugh, Opening Statement, Senate Judiciary Hearing, September 27, 2018.

I agree with Judge Kavenaugh on several points – this is a political hit job by the Democrats, Dr. Ford was probably assaulted at some point in her life, and it wasn’t him.

To me, Dr. Ford is not a credible witness. I know of several women who have been sexually assaulted, and they remember every single excruciating detail including time, place, circumstances, and what was done. She, one the other hand, can’t seemingly remember relevant details of what amounts to a teenage groping incident, and is not a full blown assault. Equally damaging to her credibility is the fact that her social media accounts were scrubbed prior to her coming out as the accusing party. Again, perhaps the incident did occur, but given her reputation as a party girl that has been given in the media, she has confused who did what and when. What clinched the last for me was that her good friend stated that the incident did not occur.

Judge Kavenaugh, on the other hand, was very credible. He had calendars and notes, as well as dozens of character witnesses including many women who have stated that he could not and would not have done such a thing. Years and years of interactions with women, and not one peep of impropriety. On top of that, a half-dozen FBI background checks which went much deeper that what is currently required by the Judiciary Committee.

So what’s left?

“Boy, you all want power. God, I hope you never get it. I hope the American people can see through this sham.” – Senator Lindsey Graham, Senate Judiciary Hearing, September 27, 2018.

That’s right, power.

Elevating Judge Kavenaugh to the Supreme Court would severely limit the Democrat’s ability to legislate from the Supreme Court. One such example was Roe v Wade (note: read the notes that are on Wikipedia concerning this decision, and one cannot conclude otherwise that the Supreme Court ruled in such a fashion that is not consistent with the Constitution). Challenges to lower court rulings coming before the Supreme Court with a Constitutional-leaning majority would result in the majority of left-wing rulings being overturned. This would cramp or hinder their quest for getting policies and laws that would otherwise not be possible through the legislatures.

Let’s explore one example…

One of the hysterical assertions that the Liberal Democrats have been screaming about is that the elevation of Judge Kavenaugh to the Supreme Court that Roe v. Wade would be overturned, and “hundreds of women would die from back-alley abortions.” Should a challenge to Roe v. Wade be presented to the Court, it could very well be overturned, and the responsibility of regulating abortion be returned to the States (it should never have been a Federal matter to begin with).

So what does this matter? States would once again be responsible for regulating abortions as before, and the woman’s right to privacy would be re-argued on the State level. The citizens of the State would then hold their State Legislators to the standards that they deem necessary.

So again, why the problem with allowing States to regulate abortion while following current HIPA laws?

In short, money and power.

I read the other day that the political arm of Planned Parenthood was contributing $30+ million toward Democratic candidates. Should Roe v. Wade be overturned, the money for candidates at the Federal level dries up as there is no longer a reason to help fund the campaigns of friendly House, Senate, and Presidential candidates.

Planned Parenthood is also funded with $500,000,000 of Federal taxpayer dollars per year. While that money is, by law, not to fund abortions, what it does do is free up other money in the organization to perform abortions. So in a round-a-bout way, taxpayer money is funding abortions. Should Roe v. Wade be overturned, that $500,000,000 has a very real chance of being cut if not entirely going away.

That’s the money angle – what about power?

The Democrat Party has stood on the bloody platform of abortion for years, lumping the “procedure” in with the “women’s health” issue as well as stating abortion is a Constitutional “right”. By combining these issues into one, the mere thought of a “right” being taken away with certain death women as the outcome stirs up the emotions. FiveThirtyEight.com had this:

“The number of Democratic women in Congress has surged in the last two decades, and now about a third of Democrats in Congress are female. Many of those women got support from the group Emily’s List, which supports female Democratic candidates, but only those who back abortion rights. Planned Parenthood, which provides reproductive health services, including abortions, is deeply enmeshed in Democratic politics. Its political action committee invests heavily to help the party win elections.

“The essential issue with abortion [among Democrats] is that it’s not about access to a perfectly legal health choice,” Chatelain said. “It’s about all of the issues around state rights, around privacy, about gender and the family, about wages, I think abortion has become a proxy for a number of very complicated issues. … It’s about so much more on the left.”

In other words, supporting abortion (through Planned Parenthood) leads to political positions and power.

Are there other examples? Yes, there are. I would get into the 2nd Amendment issues that the Democrat Party fears, but my time is limited today. Just take my word for it that the Democrats would go for a full repeal on the 2nd Amendment if they could a la Diane Fienstein.

Here’s the bottom line on all of this: The Democrats will use every means necessary to block, delay, or destroy a Trump Supreme Court nominee. They believe that the means they use will justify achieving any political goal they have, no matter whom they destroy in the process.

After all, if they are willing to stand in the blood of the unborn, they have no limits on the personal destruction of a person’s character or life.

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9/11

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Random Thoughts

Friends, it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. Life, as usual, conspires to keep me from writing as often as I would like. So here are a few thoughts of mine in no particular order.

First and foremost – BUILD THE DAMN WALL ALREADY!!  I’ve seen enough reports from crimes committed by illegal immigrants upon the American population.  Sanctuary cities do nothing but sheild criminals and increase crime (including robbery, rape, and murder).  Anyone who thinks otherwise is complicit in these crimes.

The Muller investigation needs to stop, or at least be redirected toward the truly guilty parties. After a year plus of investigation, no collusion has been found concerning the Trump campaign. But there has been a boatload on the Democrat’s side of the house. And besides, is collusion really a crime, or is it a made up one? Or has this really been a show of political Kabuki theater to smear President Trump? I think we know the answer to that…

The American People do want justice, not the current “get Trump” atmosphere. We will not have confidence in our government until the true criminals and traitors to this country are brought to court. The list that I have is way too long for this post.

The all inclusive Liberals want you to believe that all opinions and viewpoints are welcome, at least if they somewhat agree to the Liberal viewpoint. Stating a Conservative viewpoint has lead to ostracization and even violence. We’ve seen many videos and reports of Liberal intolerance. One of these days, someone will get killed, and then all hell will break loose.

I think of Antifa, and what these masked people are doing. While they state they are anti-Fascist, they certainly employ the same violent tactics as the Nazi Brownshirts or Mussolini’s Blackshirts. What they are doing is in direct opposition of changing this country through the legal channels of debate and elections. Again, one of these days, someone will be killed directly through their actions, and I do wonder if this organization will be held accountable for their actions. I certainly hope that mayors and police chiefs around the country crack down and arrest these people for assault and property damage with fines & jail terms before they get completely out of hand.

The rise of the Socialists in the Democrat Party is of concern to me. Socialism is the direct opposite of the principles that this country is founded upon. It will destroy this country if not stopped. What the Democrats are doing is completely insane.

I was listening to a radio show on my way home from work the other day, and the commentator asked the question, “Why are young, college-age people embracing Socialism? Don’t they know what it is?”

A college counselor called in to the show, with her class present, and asked the question of her class. The answer was stunning and disturbing

The reason that they gave was that Socialism sounded a lot like Social, or Society, and they have been taught that we all need to be more social and respectful of each other. That a movement or system of government would be more encompassing (by name only) instead of the harsher sounding Capitalism (where everyone supposedly screws over everyone else) is very appealing. They didn’t know the details of what Socialism was, but the concept of free education, free health care, and guaranteed jobs (income) was very high on their list. Of course, they had no idea how all the “free” stuff was going to be paid for…

This is what our public education system is turning out. Young adults who have no idea of the history & evolution of the different political systems are, and what the consequences of adopting these systems will eventually result in. Critical thinking and civics has been canned in favor of touchy/feeling crap. No wonder those who can afford it will send their kids to private schools instead of the Liberal Youth Indoctrination Centers that our schools have become.

One last thing on the subject of Socialism before moving on: It seems that most of the people supporting Socialism are thinking that they will be running it, or benefiting from it without much effort on their part. I haven’t heard a single person stating that they would be happy to work for the benefit of others (a la Boxer from “Animal Farm”).

With the midterm elections coming up, I’m looking at the current candidates for the offices at the local, state, and federal positions. I’m what you can describe as a single issue voter. My main issue that I look for in a politician is if they truly support the Second Amendment. Here’s why:

If a politician supports the Second Amendment, they normally support the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and a government run by Constitutional principles. They will also have a respect for life (pro-life), legal immigration, and the rule of law. By respecting and supporting the Second Amendment, it provides a foundation on what that politician’s value system is, and is an indicator if he/she will represent the voters in government, or himself. At least that’s my thinking…

That’s all for this post. May everyone be safe and well until the next time.

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