Fight Against Liberal Zombies!

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Did President Trump’s statements/pleas at NATO blow the American Liberal conspiracy/Russia collusion nuts out of the water? Hell no! One has to believe that the American far-Left is too brain-dead to pay any attention to reality; too Hell-bent on revenge against Trump for making the American people realize that for 8 years Barack Obama has been slowly and systematically destroying America and that Hillary was anxiously waiting her turn to finish the job.

What the Hell is wrong with anti-Americans like far-Left protesters and their military wing, ANTIFA. The American system allowed them to get an education, gave them the freedom to organize, speak and publish their beliefs; the American Constitution, the American military, and Federal and local law enforcement protected all of us, patriots and dissenters alike, as much as possible, from harm initiated by foreign countries as well as from lawless forces here in the United States.

How does their recognition of all of this then warrant destroying American flags, physically attacking people who disagree with their opinions and causing untold amounts of damage to businesses that happen to be in their path? It doesn’t of course.

These are people who have no respect for America, the Constitution or our flag and rather than getting out of this “terrible” country they want to destroy it, just like Obama tried to do and like Hillary was anxious to do. One can only guess at their motivations.

ACT

It’s far past time for Americans who love being Americans to get rid of the scourge from the far Left. No, not by violent means but by loudly rejecting their arguments and philosophies. Vote against them when you have the chance. Speak up to oppose them in public and private forums. Publish! It’s so easy to do in this age of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and hundreds of social-media outlets that most of us are probably unaware of. Far Past Time for freedom-loving, non-violent Americans to steal the media spotlight away from the Fascists who pretend to be Anti-fascists and from the others on the far-Left. We won’t always be successful because there is much truth in the title of Michael Savage’s best seller titled “Liberalism is a mental disorder.” Hopefully it can be cured.

https://www.amazon.com/Michael-Savage/e/B001HCV63K/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

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One of my mother’s favorite sayings was “you made your bed now lay in it.” That may sound rather archaic and rightfully so, if my mother was alive, she would have been 107 years old last month.

We now have millions of people in this country who choose to ignore the logic of the old sayings like “you made your bed . . .” because to not ignore them would put them face to face with reality, a face-off most people will avoid at all costs.

Yes, reality is very harsh an very unforgiving; the reality of what happens to you when you choose to ignore  a law is a great and current example. We have millions (no one seems to know how many millions) of people in this country who entered here knowing they were breaking our immigration laws and understanding that if they were caught they would get sent back to  where they came from. They took a chance!

Some of them were lucky and managed to stay here, hiding from our immigration enforcement agents for many years, some are still hiding, others managed to get permanent residency or even full citizenship.

Some of them were caught and deported, some were detained and then either allowed to stay because of some special program or finally deported.

Some, as we see in the headlines today, were thoughtless or irresponsible enough to bring their minor children with them.

All of them and all of us have at some point proven my mother’s generation right by being forced to “lay in the bed” they carelessly made.

All of these illegal immigrants in America however, in spite of cries off anguish and charges of inhumane treatment, can consider themselves fortunate. In may countries they would have been thrown in jail, tortured and even executed for ignoring the sovereignty of a country’s borders. Not in America!

Sovereignty — “a country’s independent authority and right of self-control.” Now there is a concept that many of the far Left and many in the media would love to ignore and/or redefine.

 

Weighing In On Gun Control

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The students of Parkland are kinda right, allowing most 15-year-olds to purchase a semi-automatic weapon may be insane, but, at the same time they are wrong to assume that that kind of restriction will do very much to solve the problem of school shootings.

Semi-automatic rifles, in the wrong hands, (in the hands of the untrained, the mentally and morally challenged or the sociopath who places no value of human life) are nothing less than weapons of mass destruction. Whatever can be done to remove the guns from these ‘wrong hands’ should, obviously, be done. The thing that the anti-gun crusaders are missing is that these weapons are already ‘out there,’ and just as you can’t ‘unthink’ an idea, you can’t unmake a reality. Make AR-15s and other semi-automatic weapons illegal and you are taking them out of the hands of law-abiding citizens and leaving them in the hands of criminals.

Right now, across the country, school administrators are waking up to the fact that school security, in most schools, is a joke. As NRA President Wayne Lapierre suggested this morning in a speech to CPAC: we protect jewelry stores and banks and federal buildings, aren’t our children just as important? Don’t they need the best security available?

The most viable option to protect kids in school is to make it so that the “bad people” who want to kill school kids either can’t get into the schools or won’t want to. If every school had strict access restrictions such as armed guards at limited access points or student id cards with ‘chips’ (like most credits cards now have) it would make it next to impossible for someone who is not supposed to be in the school to get into the school. I predict that most schools, by the end of this decade, will have trained, responsible and armed employees in the building before the students arrive for school. Across the country there is a loud call to allow teachers and other school employees who are trained and licensed to carry a concealed weapon to bring their weapons to school. One county sheriff has offered to train and license the first 300 school teachers who apply at no cost to them. Just imagine how hesitant one of those “bad people” would be to enter a school where the teachers can shoot back.

Does Internet Use Decrease Religious Affiliation?

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A research study published in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion  authored by Paul K. McClure of Baylor University, and quoted in the psychology and neuroscience news websitePsyPostappears to answer that question: Yes (or at least a qualified Yes)!

Quoting from the PsyPost article:

McClure found that the more that individuals use the Internet, the less likely the chance of them remaining “religiously affiliated and religiously exclusive.” Increased internet use, however, was not found to be responsible for decreased participation in  religious activities. McClure states that:

One of my main findings in this study is that increases in internet use correlate with a loss of religious affiliation, and I also discovered that individuals who spend lots of time online are less likely to be religious exclusivists, or in other words they’re less likely to think there’s only one correct religion out there.” 

I will not attempt to debate the results of the Baylor University study but I think the stated “conclusion” Mr. McClure has drawn from this study may be a little one-sided.

McClure states:

To make sense of these findings, I argue that internet use encourages a certain ‘tinkering’ posture which makes individuals feel that they’re no longer beholden to institutions or religious dogma.”

Rather than looking at the study findings in a negative light, which McClure appears to do, I will argue that religious dogma, which relies on blind faith and strict obedience to a religion’s interpretation of ancient, translated text, has met it’s match in the diversity and constant flow of new information provided by the Internet. The Internet has, indeed, set individuals free from the belief that they are beholden to an organized religion or a set of religious dogma.

He’s Not a Saint, but he Could Be America’s Savior

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Donald J. Trump certainly has some character flaws, don’t just take my word for it, just turn on CNN.

That seems to be all they do at CNN (and other Liberal news networks): point out our president’s character flaws. They feel compelled to criticize President Trump because he’s an outspoken, unapologetic change maker and the political antithesis of their ‘beloved’ past leader, Barack Hussein Obama. (I always make sure to include Obama’s middle name because I am one of those “evil” minions of the Center Right who enjoys reminding every one that Obama [regardless of where he was born] is a Muslim Patriot who openly disrespected America and what it stands for.)

I do not believe that the Liberal media or the Liberals in Congress will be able to accomplish their stated objective of impeaching President Trump. I don’t believe that the Liberal smear campaign will do anything but strengthen the resolve of those of us who see President Trump as a savior for this nation.

About Those Character Flaws – So What!

No, the media and the President’s other detractors are not making it up! Trump has, at times, very little discipline over his mouth (or his Tweets) and that has damaged him by making some of his supporters into detractors. I have very little hope that he will correct these glaring imperfections in the short term but I am hopeful that, in the long term, the Americans who elected him will come to understand that what he says (and what he Tweets) are greatly overshadowed by what he has accomplished so far and what he will accomplish while in office.

We don’t elect a president as a role model for our personal or family lives, at least I certainly don’t, we should elect presidents to move our country in a positive direction. Trump has done this!

World Net Daily has published a list of 175 major accomplishments during his first 357 days in office. You won’t find this list in the New York Times or Washington Post and will not hear about many of them on Liberal news networks.

Please check out “Big List of 175 Trump accomplishments in 357 days” at http://www.wnd.com/2017/11/4621979/ and remember that in February you will see the first benefits of the tax reform measures that President Trump championed in 2017.

A Personal Disclaimer

I personally disagree with some things the Trump administration is pushing, i.e., doing away with a woman’s abortion option, their opposition to gay rights and their apparent welcome to the involvement of religion in politics but, as I indicated before, that is all overshadowed by he important stuff: the fact that President Trump believes in ‘America First’ and is actively ‘involved in a campaign to “Make America Great Again.”  

 

Source:

http://www.wnd.com/2017/11/4621979/

 

Same URL, New Title

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I’ve changed the title of this blog from My View From The Center to My Views on Politics and Society, partially because of criticism that my old title implied that my perspective and thoughts represented the “political center”, which they do not and never did. I guess that WAS a bit deceptive.

As I wrote in my Profile (click the little picture up on the top right of any page): “Yes, as I see it, I’m in the Center. Quasi-Conservative, quasi-Libertarian and, for flavor, add some Randian also. No I’m not confused! I’m just an independent soul with a mind of my own.”

Aside from that, the political “Center” keeps moving, as do all of our “centers” if we are true political animals who keep up on politics from day to day.

Finally, I changed this blog’s title because I also blog on social issues, as often as I do on political issues.

 

 

Individual Free-Will Racism

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If it wasn’t for the extreme anti-Conservative bias of the Media clouding the minds of many Americans, they would be able to clearly focus on the causes of the current social unrest and violence.

One of the primary causes of social unrest, in the summer of 2017, is the absolutely false belief that “institutional racism” still exists.

Right now there are American citizens who are so confused and who hold so much irrational anger that they are attacking statues and monuments, erected to honor people who long ago died for what they truly believed were noble causes. Anger can bring about positive change when it is properly directed but irrational anger changes nothing and is offensive to everyone but the actors.

Today’s confused citizens who are smashing and defacing historical symbols can’t possibly be deranged enough to think that they can change history. The majority of these vandals don’t even understand American history. The War Between the States happened! Slavery happened! Slavery, however, was not limited to the Southern States, nor was it their invention, nor was it the sole cause of the War Between the States.

The Southern States had their own established government, had their own flag and they held those things sacred. The newly organized government in the North was viewed as a threat to their independence and to the very existence of the Confederacy.  The South also had a profitable agricultural economy that was dependent on having workers to plant, tend and harvest crops. The South was fighting to keep it’s economy going, and yes, that economy was dependent on slave labor, but it was also fighting against a government in the North that threatened its very existence; which is the same thing the Northern States would have done if the South had been powerful enough to threaten it’s existence.

Today, there is no doubt that racism still exists and individual groups of racists are still actively trying to make us believe that they are somehow relevant . . . but they are not! Institutional racism, the racism that can be controlled by laws and government edicts, has been all but eliminated; but ‘individual/free will racism’ is still alive. This is the racism that has been passed down by generations; a racism born of fear and ignorance that has morphed into modern society one individual at a time; It is fear and hatred based on tradition, not fact . . . but tradition has a longer memory than fact.